Our momstown Milton moms and tots had a great time decorating scarecrows at our monthly visit with Scribble n Splatter. We started off by using water coloured paints to make the backdrop. The kids had fun dipping their brushes in the water and swirling it around the paint to get the colours they wanted. Some of them discovered that they could create new colours by mixing two paints together!
Once the backdrops were completed, we gathered around to have circle time. We weren't sure how many in attendance actually knew exactly what a scarecrow was so we decided to read our book "Story Country" by Derek Anderson that was provided by our awesome partners at Scholastic Canada. This was a cute story about building a farm from scratch and all of the components that are necessary to make it complete including a very pretty scarecrow! We then sang a few songs to go along with our theme including the Floppy Scarecrow where the kids got to role play how a scarecrow guards the crops.
We then gathered around the table to finish off the craft by dressing up our men with patches of fabric and straw. Once they were glued on to the water colour backdrops, the mural was complete! What a colourful masterpiece! To see all of the great pics from this event click here.
Join us next month when we learn about the wild west - Yee Ha!
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