Thursday, February 24, 2011

What can a child do with a few pieces of Rope?

The teacher cut the thick rope into strands and left it on the table as an invitation to the children. This young student took the opportunity to make a representation of the sun. We were not surprised that she thought the sun was only in Cuba, where she had recently vacationed, since we've had very little sunshine in Ontario this winter!

When her sun was finished she decided to add a strand and make a stem for a sunflower.
"Sunflowers and the sun are both yellow!"

"I'm making the sun like the one I saw in Cuba."
"Now it is a beautiful sunflower!"
I am rolling the yellow clay to make the pedals."
The next day the teacher offered her yellow clay to see if she would like to make a alternate representation of her flower.
"Here it is!"

Next week they will plant a sunflower seed and watch it grow!


  1. Hello, I am Teresa, kindergarten teacher in Portugal, working with 17 children from 3,4 and 5 years.
    Congratulations for the interesting and enriching activities.Very creative!
    Look at our blog at
    Keep up the good work.
    Best Regards, Teresa Rebelo

  2. It's very nice to see how creative children can be and how their everyday experiences are brought to their classrooms~Sabrina