On Wednesday and Thursday this week we worked hard to finish up all the pieces for our Wizard of OZ storyboard/game board and complete all our crafts.
Over the course of four days the children completed a storyboard that depicted.
They also created crafts for the main characters:
We used various techniques from colouring to paper mache and we had fun while we learning all about this classic tale.
As I took the children in groups of 4 to put together their master pieces I asked them to help me retell the story by asking them simple question:
Where did the story begin?
What happened that caused Dorothy's house to be lifted up?
Who did the house land on?
Who was glad that the witch was dead?
Which witch gave Dorothy the shoes?
...until we reached the Emerald Castle!
I was surprised by how much some of them retained and when I got tired and asked them for the Good Witch of the North before the munchkins they quickly pointed out my mistake! LOL!
Although the Aunties and I are tired we are all happy! Happy that we have made the children curious about this wonderful classic. Happy that we have shared the joy of reading and creating. Happy that we all had a wonderful incident free camp experience.
Each child received a copy of The Wizard of OZ and I hope that the children know this - just like Dorothy, the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion they already have everything that they need to succeed.
Thank You to Aunty Chrsitiana for her contributions to the prop creations and thank you to Aunties, Joanna, Adesha, Kiara and Mikaylah for their assistance in ensuring that the children were safe, had a great time and completed all their crafting. It takes a village to raise a child and a wonderful team to BRING THE BOOK BACK!