One afternoon, one of our adventurous Caterpillars had the sudden urge to dip their hand in paint and high-fived the wall! Instead of squashing that child’s instinct, it inspired us to set up some messy wall painting!
We rolled out LARGE pieces of brown paper and taped it to the wall! The Kinders worked in teams of two and spent the next 20 minutes hand printing, smearing and throwing paint towards their canvas! Two Kinders mixed a few colours together to create a dark green! They then chose to smear it all over their hands, pretending to be zombies!
“We’re zombies because this looks very much like a zombie”
“Now let’s blend it in!”
Another spontaneous Caterpillar saw some crafting feathers in a bowl and decided to press them against their creation. Since the paint was still wet, we discovered that the feathers actually stuck to the paper! We decided to add more materials like foam shapes, tissue paper and pom poms to transform our wall painting into a wall collage!
The final masterpieces were titled, “Frankenstein” and “Frankenstein Witch!”
This experience sure was fun, but it was also INCREDIBLY messy! Thankfully, our hardworking Caterpillars knew it was their responsibility to help clean up the mess! We brought out the mop to mop up the paint from the floor and used a cloth to wipe the walls and tables! Everyone pitched in and contributed to making our Kinder Room clean again!
I foresee many more messy experiences in the future!