We were Wild Things this week! Yes, extra silly and a tad crazy - spring fever?- but also Maurice Sendak type Wild Things. Last year I made a wolf suit (there's another w word) out of a hoodie, adding ears and claws. This year I added a paper bag Wild Thing, and the kiddos loved it! As we read the book they "roared their terrible roars, and gnashed their terrible teeth, rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws".
The weather this week was lovely, and we took full advantage of our outside time. I had some wheat and millet seeds to put in the sensory table, so the kiddos drove construction vehicles through it for hours.
Is it not spring where you live yet? It surely is here - our almond tree is in bloom!
I brought some of the slugs and snails inside, so we could observe them better. I read The Snail's Spell by Joanne Ryder, and the children acted out the book, pretending to be snails. We learned a lot about these interesting creatures. They have no legs, and one foot - which they slide on. Their mouth is on their foot - ew! - and they eat by scraping tiny bits of plant with the radula hooks on their tongue. Their eyes are on long stalks, but they don't see well, and if they are scared, they can pull their eyes down into their heads. Cool!