Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's the Tools

Our last craft for the week was a rainbow window sock.  True that the families were enjoying the coloured ribbons - nice to have bright colours after our long rainy winter.  But what I noticed more was that the children liked using the tools needed to make it more than the finished product - a big yay for that.
Figuring out how to use the stapler.

The small stapler that fits in their hand worked well. Not to mention great for building those muscles and eye to hand coordination.

Hole punch - loved the determination from the child and the support and patience of the parent.

Tying the string - wow I didn't expect this.

Using the coloured pencils to print his own name.
Just playing and feeling the ribbons was more fun than putting it together.
The proud feeling of working hard and enjoying what you've made.
Today helped me see that I need to offer more opportunities with those tools we may use everyday but are possibly new for our children.