We have a ship in our classroom.
It changes from a row boat to a sailboat to a pirate ship to which ever ship we can imagine.
More on our boat play another day.
Today we made signal flags to decorate the boat.
Again I found great library books that had coloured pictures of signal flags that led to discussion and understanding of their role on a ship. We found the flag that represented the first letter in our names.
We used little pill boxes to hold our paints and small paint brushes.
In the past, I’ve noticed that by keeping the instruments small the children are more precise and controlled in their painting.
As they finished painting we hung them with clothes pegs from the ropes above the ship.
The ship looks great.