We organized an IEP trip to the playeum. It was a great attempt by the southwest CDC to get children to explore. Here are some of the activities that the kids participated in
Anjali's headdress (Sophia had a blast moviong the collage materials from one pot to another and pouring sequins all over the place - but refused to wear her headdress in the end)
Sophia and patti explore the percussion section, which was a lot of pots, pans and drums. Sophia enjoyed the drums. Even after we got home, she kept enthusiastically miming drumming. I guess I can set up something like this at home. For a while, i have been inspired to create a sound garden where the children could bang and toss to their heart's content. Now may be a good time to scourge out old pots, pans and cups.
This is one of many cardboard houses. Sophia promptly got in to play her favorite "house" game
That sure looks bulky!!
Drawing on the hourses
When the children needed a break from the craft, there was always the sand pit to explore
The boys, especially appreciated having the opportunity to play outdoors. jayanthy and some of the parents set up a frisbee game going which the boys keenly enjoyed.
The children take up their positions
How would it be if we did this as an activity - As a preparation, I could get large mahjong papers and make wax/ same color crayon drawings on them, a scenery, a cartoon character, or something. Then I could give gigantic amounts of paint to the children and ask them to paint the whole sheet and discover what is hiding under. I wondr if this could be an activity for the IEP camp. I have done some mini crayon resists of her favorite characters with Anjali and she generally likes to do them. The trick ofcourse will be to use some very thin colors. Tempera paint needs to be watered down or else the crayon wont be able to resist it sufficiently. This, I think was a mistake made by the playeum people, their tempera paint wasnt thin enough, and the kids had to wipe it a little.
We rounded up the day's activities in a typical IEP fasion with circle time. The reflections were rather short, and the kids were busy eating, but we did feel that it was an afternoon well spent