Today was my turn to teach the little mom-taught preschool group I do with a bunch of girlfriends. The theme for the month is art. And I've always wanted to try dying pasta. So, I googled it and a short time later had a marvelous collection of bright noodles...
I like to give the kids a lot of unstructured play time. So, I cleared off our big coffee table and covered it with lots of big wood blocks and little toy animals, food, people and parts. They had a grand time creating little worlds with the bits and pieces.
We also read some books and talked about the illustrations.
We read I Got Two Dogs, A Vistor for Bear and Sailor Moo. As I was holding Sailor Moon up I said, "Is this art?" and one child said, "No. It's a cow."
When I began reading A Visitor for Bear, I realized the kids probably didn't know what a visitor really was. So, I explained it was someone who comes to see you. The little boy in the group (Yes. There's only one...luckily being outnumbered by girls hasn't seemed to bother him yet) spoke up, "I don't like..." and here I thought he was going to say he doesn't like visitors. Nope.
"I don't like people to put me in jail I'm going to be spiderman for Christmas."
"I mean Halloween."
Don't you just love the random nature of small children?