12th February 2010
Hi everyone I’m Catherine, and I arrived in the office this week to help out with the Cultural Canvas Art Project. This morning I went to my first workshop - which Krissy and I had loads of fun planning this week – and this is the story of our morning…
So we set off on a sunny February day with a box full of excitement for the gorgeous children at
The workshop followed a theme of floating and there were several different aspects to it but the most popular by far were the bubbles!! Bubbles provided infinite amounts of soapy fun with the making, watching, and chasing and popping when the kids from next door joined us. Boomrot especially was full of smiles at being absorbed in a cloud of bubbles for the majority of the workshop.
The smelling games (we had wrapped up various substances with strong odors for the kids to experience) were also entertaining and prompted smiles, wrinkled noses and sometimes even hungry open mouths that wanted to eat them! We’ve actually just realized that we’ve missing a carefully wrapped bundle of orange peel so I hope someone hasn’t tried to eat it and given their taste buds a nasty shock! Yuk!
The workshop went well, with each child being encouraged to explore the aspects of it that they were more able to participate in or showed a preference for and everyone found something that amused them. Pancake even took a shine to Christa’s shoes and while they were less musical than any number of the toys lying around, they were just as much fun to bang on the ground for the best part of an hour.
As they say…‘time flies when you’re having fun’… and the time did indeed fly for us and so as playtime came to an end we packed up the sensory treats we had brought and waved goodbye…