Thursday, July 26, 2012

I wonder if she'd made a jellyfish look like me

On Monday I went  to the child care center on post to do observation hours for my early childhood education classes. One class I'm taking required me to "design and implement an activity with two children of the same age", so after much thought, researching and Pinteresting, I came up with a project that involved neither finger paint or construction paper. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in a preschool knows that those are their GO TO ingredients for crafts.

Without further delay I present the craft that made Christopher jealous that they don't do things like this at his school.  
A few weeks ago I packed pipe cleaners and styrofoam balls into my babysitting bag when I went to watch Amelia. We originally made flowers and butterflies, but in a stroke of brilliance I decided we should make people. This dude's name is Wesley. 
Amelia made a person also and very proudly showed me this creation.
Then she announced she named it Sarah and it looked just like me.

I'm not sure whether to be touched that she wanted to create me or disturbed that she thinks I look like that.

I think I'll go with the first one.


Jen said...

I love seeing the arts and crafts that children make, there is nothing better in my opinion.

Jenn said...

LOVE that octopus! You are creative! (And if you found it on Pinterest, you are VERY good at pinning!!)

Amanda Anderson said...

As a fellow teacher I LOVE this post. Kids make the most adorable stuff. I've got some 'portraits' of me which are truly frightening. If you didn't know me you'd think I was bald and pig-nosed.

P.S. I'm also stealing your jelly fish idea as it's SO cute. But hey, at least I'm honest and informed you of my thievery. Haha!

Great post xoxo

Jessica said...

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Anonymous said...

When do you finish school? I have really enjoyed reading your posts. You do such a great job adding humor.