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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Oh How They Play!

Well, it is a new year and I have fallen behind on the blog these last couple months, so this post is a series a photos showcasing some of the play the children enjoy at school.  

I love our light projector and so do the children.  It is a delight to see them play with the shadow puppets, they get very into their characters.

I love the unexpected, such as when a parent donated these buckets to the school and they became stepping stones and mountains for the children to climb and walk across.

We have a set of tiles I purchased at Lowes that the children love to configure on block sculptures they make.  It is fun to see the designs and patterns they come up with.

Our Mirrored grates are always a wonderful sensory and fine motor skill play option. 
It is also a place where children can settle their bodies and re-center themselves.  Usually they toss some pompoms into the grate and try to get them out with tweezers.

Just before break we were blessed with a ton of beautiful snow, and there is nothing like seeing these little ones excite in being able to play in it.

The start of a snowman.

 These boys attempting to make a really big snow ball, nothing like team work.

Dress up has exploded at school, everyday we have some very fancy characters visiting the school!

Robot Boy

Below is a series of dramatic play activities that joined forces so that the whole class was involved as a character in one way or another.

A group of boys had been working on a construction project, that ended up becoming a castle for the princesses.  These princesses ended up wanting to see a show, fortunately, the castle was built in front of a puppet stage.  It was interesting to see how the dress up play, block area, and puppet performance all merged into a unified game

The construction crew hard at work

The Foreman giving orders and the princesses sitting in their castle waiting for the show to begin.

There is also the play of creative movement

They all enjoy their moment to shine in the middle of the dance circle.

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