Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Take a Place and Make it Your Own

As you may recall, a while back I posted the see saw in the forest. This is the next step in that experience. The children's work did not end when they snapped the first log that was wedged between this fork shaped tree. In fact they were so excited by their success that they decided they needed to leave a trace of their work for others to see and perhaps recreate.
So the children returned to the forest with paint brushes in hand. First they located a loose branch to insert into the fork shaped tree so that passerbyes would be able to follow the trial of the their original work. Then the children decided that it was not enough to just paint the branch and fork shaped tree in a haphazard fashion. Their painting would have to be unique; a pattern of red and blue. When the children were done they attached a note to the tree that outlined the history of their work.

1 comment:

  1. jenny has left a new comment on your post "Take a Place and Make it Your Own":

    I love this and will have to try it with our kids. We go out into the bush every week, and I recently posted about how the familiarity and exploration and revisting of learning that comes with going along the same bush trail every week has given them a firm sense of ownership and connection to this piece of land. Your idea would be a wonderful extension of this. Thanks for sharing.