This week's mini-blog is introduced from the perspective of our three and four year olds...
You will need:
Pestle and Mortar
Rose Petals (dried)
*important note: leave the dandelions for the bees "it's their first food!"*
"Mix the recipes"...
"What do we do now?"
"Can I have a job? What do you need now?"
"I get some recipes - we need daisies!"
"OK, not the dandelions - they're for the bees"
"More recipes!" (fills wheelbarrow with grass)
"Here's some more recipes!"
"I need two more recipes... I know! JUST ADD WATER!"
Five children. Completely engrossed... wallowing in their experience - together.
They found different processes and roles to adapt to the play and negotiate 'jobs'.
This child-led experience last a little over 50 minutes and was returned to later in the day - no adult lead aside from capturing some magical observation (well, aside from a gentle introduction of the term 'ingredients!')