We wanted to explore mobiles in class, so we turned to the work of Alexander Calder. We read the book "Sandy's Circus," by Tanya Lee Stone which tells the story of Calder's moveable art.
We looked at the shapes and colors most often seen in his mobiles and used scissors to cut out the shapes. Some of our little ones had trouble holding and using a scissor, so we adapted by having them tear paper or punch shapes out with a pin.
The children used the hole puncher to make the holes and used thread to hang the shapes on hangers. The hangers were then hung all together to create a beautiful mobile that now hangs in the window of our red room.