Saturday, 21 August 2010
Wild flower weaving
Being in Northern Finland we make the most of any sunshine offered to boost our Vitamin D levels for the long Winter! As the sun was shining and there were few children in daycare, we headed outdoors.
We began by winding the yarn around the fork in the branches we had collected from beneath the birch trees, blown down by the Summer storms. We then gathered some flowers with long stalks to weave in and out of the yarn. The children then began to add grasses and different leaves to their creations, they were very proud to display them in amongst the flower box. As they worked you could observe the intense concentration on their faces, as their fingers handled the flowers. A fun activity for fine motor control, using the nature around us.