Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Planting Some Fun, I'll Venture
For this week's Terrific Tuesday programs, Casey at the Bat and Crafty Gal introduced their charges to all manner of plant life. Planting some fun, I'll venture.
Casey at the Bat held her grades 1-6 program in the MPL Children's Programming Room. Naturally, we have photos galore. As always, click the images to bigify.
Distributing Crafty Supplies
Lots of Interesting Books About Plants
Casey at the Bat Showing How to Cut the Edges
Paper Plates Coming to (Plant) Life
Meanwhile, Crafty Gal was outside in the MPL Kinder Garden helping her pre-kinders, kinders, and their caregivers make colorful impressions of various plants and trees.
MPL Kinder Garden
Setting Up Work Stations
Placing Plants on the Blue Paper
Working in the Shade
to Place the Plants Just Right
Putting plants on the blue paper in the shade sets the stage for science wonderfulness. When each plant arrangement is then placed in full sunlight, there is a chemical reaction with the blue paper, leaving an impression of the plants that appears when the blue paper is submerged in water. Like so:
Numerous Plant Projects Sunbathing
Blue Papers Dunk Tank
Pretty exciting stuff! Everybody had a great time with these creative craft projects.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. Rush performed "The Trees" on tour while preparing a live concert album, Exit ... Stage Left (1981).