If you’ve ever stepped foot into a preschool, elementary school, or anywhere that has young children in November you will most likely see turkeys. You’ll see them in all colors and made out of almost anything. I’ve seen a turkey made out of men’s ties. (If I can find the photo I’ll post it.) It was really cool. Most often you’ll see turkeys made of little handprints. I personally think they’re pretty cute, some would say that their stifling children’s creativity. I recently read a blog post that I can identify with, so my philosophy is why not use handprints? It’s a tool that’s always with the child. To me it’s a perfect gateway to self expression.
While keeping with the theme of shapes I wanted to incorporate a Fall theme. I came up with Geo Trees.
Continuing on with our shapes theme. A & J were given a set of plastic shapes to play with. They weren’t given any specific guidelines at first. If there’s one thing that I have learned with children is to let them explore something new on their own. Once they’ve been given the chance to explore they will typically pay more attention for instructions.