Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fairy Tea Party

Today is International Fairy Tea Party day so I invited families to join me at
                              Fairy Lane to celebrate.
This was also our day to celebrate the re-opening of Fairy Lane.  It was our first
official visit since the city put up the signs supporting this adventure.
We dressed for the occasion and I brought along a few extra sets of wings.

We started with a fairy hunt.  Some of our flower fairies were hidden and the children needed to find them and then stamp their booklet.
       It took a little back tracking to find all six fairies but we did it together.

                                     Then it was time for tea. 
                I offered the first pour then the children helped themselves.
                  A tea party was a lovely way to end our school year.
                                Happy summer to all our families.

Snail Slime Painting

As we watched our snails move around their garden we noticed shiny spots on
                    the screening that covers the garden.
        It gave me the idea to try to replicate it at the art table.
I made our own snails out of shell snails (I think they are used for escargot)
                  with pieces of sponge hot glued into them.
Pieces of window screening was taped to cardstock, so it wouldn’t slip around
           and to catch the slime as it oozes through the screening.
       Then they slid the snail across the screen leaving a trail of colour.
Sometimes more than one snail would leave their mark on the screen and
                               the colours would blend.
The size of the snails were perfect for gripping which made it easier for the
                                   younger children to use.
You are probably wondering what we used for the slime - clear corn syrup with
                                      food colouring mixed in.