Friday, January 4th, 2013
Collections of tiny things can be fascinating! Ask children (ages 5+) to join you in keeping their eyes open for tiny, interesting, intriguing found objects. Make piles and admire all of your collections. Draw pictures of them, press them into clay, string them on a necklace, or give them away as little love tokens. Or, simply collect and enjoy.
Categories: Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Inspired, Outdoors | Tags: collection, creative, found, hunt, inspriing, little, objects, search, small, things, tiny
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Inspired: Each week I offer a tip for finding inspiration in the world around us. It might be observed in my classroom or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or thrifted or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that gives me a creative spark. My hope is that these bits and pieces encourage you and the children you spend time with to search for creativity in your days. This isn’t about spending money or acquiring new things; it is an exercise in motivating us to pay close attention to the bright spots in our world.
See what you can do.
Categories: Crafts, Everyday Fun, Fun, Inspired | Tags: crafting, create, fabric, glue, inspire, make, materials, paper, possibility, scissors, tiny