In Celebration of Spring, The beginning of a journey....
This year's spring celebration is more than meets the eye. It has been a journey of discovery for our preschool. About a month ago the children became extremely curious about the caterpillars popping up all over our playground.Because of this interest we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. At the same time we were trying to come up with ideas for this years spring performance. We asked the children if they would be interested in turning the story into a play and there was an astounding yes! We wanted this to be a group collaboration so we set out asking questions..."what kind of costumes should we have, what should they be made out of and how can we make them?" The children had some terrific ideas! We then set out to bring some of their ideas to life.
We put various materials out on the the table and let the children design their own caterpillar masks.
We put watercolor paint in spray bottles and the children dyed the wings.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar will come to life for our spring celebration .
In the blog posts to come you will see how this curiosity and interest became the provocation that led us to a long term project on butterflies.