As Early Childhood Educators we should embrace unexpected and unplanned events in our day. These unintentional or accidental discoveries are so important for the children’s growth and development.
A few weeks back, I found a big roll of white ribbon, about one inch thick. The children decided to cut a few pieces and turn them into streamers, so they could swirl around, while they danced. Well, one flew way up high and landed straight in the salad spinner. The classroom went silent few a few seconds, until a child suggested that we leave it in and SPIN IT!
Oh my gosh…that was surely an unplanned opportunity to try something new.
The discovery was nothing but AMAZING!
Embracing The Moment
We decided to add more ribbons.
We used Biocolors and Acrylic Paints.
We hang them to dry.
We are currently working on a Salad Spinner Mandala.
Here Are Some Ribbons Up-Close