As an extension on planting and gardening with the children, we have been exploring the story Jack and The Beanstalk. This sparked the children's interest in using loose parts to create a "beanstalk". After gathering items to build their beanstalk, collaboratively, we glued the pieces together. Each child added their own piece to it, watching it grow taller and taller; “its big,” “super super big!” The children measured how big/tall it was by holding their arms out as wide as possible. “Fee-fi-fo-fum and there is gonna be a castle at the top and then a big GIANT!” The children were excited to see their completed structure! The children then decided to paint their beanstalk by carefully choosing colours from a paint palette. The children worked in harmony creating their finished 3D representation of a "beanstalk".
Jessica Chikoski, RECE
Natasha Agostino, RECE