Little Worlds have been popping up all over preschool:
Fairy Palaces in the block area.
To extend the girl's interest in creating worlds we set out sand trays with an array of open-ended little bits and pieces to see what would happen.
As you can see, we use the high-end cardboard box version of a sand tray!
We provided a mix of natural materials and recycled resources from the craft table.
What happened was lots of creative and imaginative play.
Beds were made for the teeny tiny animals using fur scraps.
The time has come to scale things up a bit.
We've talked about creating a space for the fairies to live, and scouted for the perfect location.
We've gathered up some small logs and stumps as well as some tyres to serve as a border and staked out our land claim.
We've collected together an array of pots; a small bird bath; sparkly and shimmery fabric of different lengths; a selection of small china bowls with different designs; interesting lantern type thingies and baskets of natural materials such as bark, twigs, gumnuts and pine cones.
I'll let you know how it goes.
(This is how it went).