Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Peek-a-boo, I see...what?
This is my easy-to-make Halloween-theme, peek-a-boo box. As you can see, it is old.
Make a diarama out of a diaper wipes container, add a few interesting miniatures and a background. Seal it shut. Poke a hole to peek through and also a hole on top to allow light inside. Put it on the nature table (we call it our Wonder Table, because we wonder about all sorts of things on that table). I tape it down with clear packaging tape so the kids have to bend down and peek inside, and it doesn't end up lost, dropped or opened.
This simple little container generates vocabulary, spontaneous language, encourages children to observe and recall: how many pieces of candy, what color, etc. was in the peek-a-boo box. I have a different one each month.
Why not make one and surprise your student, child or grandchild?