Creating Scenes

Projects that are open ended and require lots of imagination with little direction are usually right up our alley but as little man gets a tad older we have decided that it might be smart to have a touch more direction now and then. This week our slightly directed project involved making a soccer scene out of paper and foam stickers.

After gathering the materials, I asked our toddler to cut grass out of the green paper.

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The next direction was to put the grass on our backdrop paper. Our toddler chose to do this with glue.

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Then, he chose several soccer stickers from a tub of foam sports stickers. He had to do a bit of problem solving to get them stuck to his project since they weren’t sticky anymore but nothing a little glue couldn’t fix.

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Finally, we asked him to share with us the story his picture told.

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This projected ended up working on more skills than we originally thought it would:

1. Listening
2. Following Directions
3. Problem Solving
4. Fine Motor
5. Story Telling

And even though it wasn’t completely open ended our toddler had a lot of fun! Next time I think we might make a zoo scene. What scenes would you make?