I have a wonderful, supportive group of parents in my class that are always so willing to help out in so many ways. They all know that I am always on the lookout for natural materials to use in my class.
Last week a lovely family collected some amazing seed pods from a local tree and brought them in for our class to use.
Not only were they beautiful to look at and nice to hold - they sounded amazing!!!
They were like little rattle snakes. We quickly got out some paint and created some fabulous snakes.
Using natural materials in the classroom helps children appreciate the beauty in the world around them. It also helps promote creativity, imagination, problem solving skills and curiosity.
What interesting seed pods can you find in your local area?