Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weaving Pinecones

Over One,
Under One,
Over One Again,
Under One,
Over One,
Then We Do The Same,
Hi, Weavers!
Ho, Weavers!
Come And Weave With Me!

In my November Afterschool guide, we enjoyed our week three activities this month with our theme Spiders, Weaving. We experienced all different types of weaving and this particular day we decided to take our scrap yarn, wool and felt and weave pinecones.
It was a good day to do this because it was also the day that Nico and Cole started Little Acorn Playgarden. The boys loved creating their own special piece of work to take home to share with mom and dad. They are both homeschooled and I'm so excited that I now have four homeschoolers who have joined my program for Waldorf enrichment.
Brianna has done this a few times before but each time feels like the first ;) The children really take their time and work piece by piece with each strand. Its awesome.
Lilah made her own piece of art! LOL - my assistant and I turned around and were so impressed with her little creation. Later, she decided to stick them into the pinecone a bit deeper ;)
Obviously the little ones need more help with this sort of thing but once they get started it is a wonderful activity for them to master. And the big ones always step up to help the little ones in our group which is one of the things I love most about having a mixed-aged childcare center.
These make such sweet ornaments this time of year. They can be hung on a tree or in a room. Or, even better, added to your Autumn nature table!
What do you think?
“We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher