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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