Tuesday, February 5, 2013


The children have been learning how to use chopsticks. 

Chopsticks are available in different play areas around the room.
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In the house area there are chopsticks and fortune cookies
or as some say ‘they look like dumplings’.

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On one of the play trays they could transfer yarn noodles
from basket to basket.

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But today at the art table we used chopsticks to move cooked spaghetti
noodles from the paint to the paper.
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It was fascinating to watch how they attempted to use the chopsticks.
I tied some of the sets of chopsticks together to make it easier.
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Even after watching how it’s done they decided to find
their own way to move the noodles.
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And extending the play by making fingerprints. 
Fingers are just chopsticks.
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Or learning that the faster you rub the noodles on the paper
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the lighter in colour they become.

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Two books we read today were “The Story of Chopsticks” and
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Maggie’s Chopsticks.

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  1. Replies
    1. thanks Sandi - it was a lot of fun to watch

  2. What a great fine motor skill builder! Thanks for linking up with "Say It Two Ways Thursdays"! http://toddlefast.blogspot.ca/2013/02/say-it-two-ways-chinese-new-year.html

    1. Thanks, glad you had a look. I've started following you and look forward to seeing future posts

  3. We love to play with chopsticks too. What a great book! I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page and Pinterest board.

    1. Thanks for checking it out and reposting it on to the Facebook page. I'm now a new follower.