Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scarecrow Time

It seems that scarecrows are becoming increasingly popular in early childhood settings. Especially as there is a move back towards natural settings and self sustaining edible gardens. With all that food about there is an increasing need for something to help keep the birds and other critters away.

Take this one over at Flights of Whimsy for example. What's important here is that the children are involved in the process of making the actual scarecrow. This enables them to develop an understanding for its purpose and how it came to be.

 

 


This week it was our turn, using material donated by families and members of the community. The children even gave him a name - Sam. An excellent addition to the gardens don't you think?

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