We are often asked “what do you do if a child wants to write?”. This is achieved in the same way as most activities at Woodlands and the answer is we use the environment to our advantage!
This week we had children using paint brushes to write and paint on trees. We had some children using sticks to write in the mud. And although not totally all natural materials, we had children mark making on trees with chalk. No trees were harmed in this process!
Another activity the children took part in was for a practitioner to write a child’s name and for them to identify it. This is a good way for a child to see their name out of context.
As always here at W.O.K the fun really begins when the children decide to use their bodies as a blank canvas and paint themselves with mud and colour in their own faces with crayons!