Johnny made this brilliant (at least to my mom-biased self) chicken shoes out of some construction paper and tape. They even fit him so that he could walk around in them, but I didn’t get a photo of that.
Emma made this collage a few days later, using buttons (pulled off of old clothes – the ones she uses to design outfits.
Both creations ultimately wound up in the bin, but my kids learned a lot from both activities about using different mediums, 3D design, and durability of creations (Johnny’s shoes tore after being worn a couple times, and the peas that were part of Emma’s collage wilted).
Learning Laboratory is a space to share the fun, creative, hands-on learning that happens in everyday life. I announced last week that, in a bid to simplify my life, I’m asking readers to share posts via my Facebook page or in the comments to my Learning Laboratory posts (this post, for this week). I will be posting links that are shared to my Pinterest Boards – including my Learning Laboratory board, and sharing a few favorites each week – so you still have the opportunity to be featured. Here are a few that I liked last week:
- Painted Fingernail Counting from Two Big Two Little
- Marshmallow Paintings from Rainbows Within Reach
- Things That Go Series – Week #1 – TRAINS!!!! from The Good Long Road