With St. Patrick’s Day and spring approaching, we explore the colour green using Laura Vaccaro Seegar’s book Green. We are giving away a copy of the book on Instagram if you are interested! https://www.instagram.com/p/BRIJXI-gMOP/?taken-by=make_it_your_own_&hl=en Materials Playdough Trays Organizer Green loose parts of various shades (Go with what you have! We used: gems, beads, buttons, game pieces, foam shapes etc.) “Green” by Laura Vaccaro Seegar Book holder We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Make or purchase your playdough. Here is our favourite recipe:http://make-it-your-own.com/fall-fun-pumpkin-pie-playdough-gift-jar/You could make it green as well, but we went with a sparkly white so the pieces would stand out. If I was working in the classroom, I would make 4 batches of the recipe. Read the book as a class or put it out for the class to explore. Arrange your trays around your loose parts. Depending on your classroom space and dynamics, decide on how many children could work on this activity at a time. Explore with the loose parts to create images or something more abstract. You could document your creations with your camera and then return the parts for the next person to create with. Our daughter noticed that the loose parts created imprints- how could you then extend this idea? Purpose Manipulating loose parts allows for developing one’s fine motor skills, experimenting with design, exploring in an open-ended fashion as loose parts lend to unique combinations for each learner. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Small items can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.