16 Apr 2014

Creating at Pre-school

Anybody who has been following my ramblings through parenthood will be aware of a major milestone we reached in 2014. J started at pre-school. And after a few tears (his and mine), we have now settled down nicely in this new important chapter of our lives.

Pre-school brings with it the usual rounds of bugs, birthdays and boisterous behaviour. It also brings a whole new world of independence, exploration and creativity. As I have been discovering these last few weeks.

They planted cress seeds in used-up pudding pots. J brought his experiment home one day and we left it on our kitchen window. It has now sprouted lovely green shoots, ready to be eaten in an egg sandwich.

Cress seeds in a Pudding Pot

Cress on a Windowsill

They tried their hands at still-life painting. J's very artistic take on a vase of daffodils now occupies pride of place in the C-home.

A Modernist's view of a Vase of Daffodils

Not forgetting his first ever work of art that found its way home from pre-school. A very inspiring geometric design incorporating the one thing J knows and loves. And can draw with his crayons. Big fat Os.

First Work of Art

Last, but by no means the least, is another proud possession. J's first craft creation from pre-school. 

First Craft Work

I am one very proud Mother.


Mini Creations

36 comments:

  1. I remember we planted something like this in an egg! I miss it! Will probably do it again! #minicreations

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    1. That sounds like a very interesting idea. Must give it a go someday.

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  2. These are so lovely, it's wonderful to have these memories. I have boxes full of stuff from nursery, but I don't think I could identify the 'firsts'... #MiniCreations

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    1. I have a few he has made during his little stint at nursery and when we go to playgroups. But these are first independent creations from his first ever school. So I had to tag them before they got lost and forgotten!

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  3. You are right to be proud, these are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn :-) It is funny how tiny little things make you so proud!

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  4. Brilliant creations there. I must remember to try planting watercress with Potato soon, because I think he'll be fascinated by it growing
    #MiniCreations

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    1. And will want to keep watering it till the poor plant is at risk of perishing in a flood!

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  5. oh my thats brought a blast from the past! cress!! i so need to have a go at this with my little man x

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    1. Own grown tastes better too. Especially when little hands plant and water it :-)

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  6. I love growing cress heads! It's lovely to snip it off and put in a sandwich :-) #minicreations

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    1. Tastes quite nice in an egg salad or sandwich. Perfect for summer I think.

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  7. my lil ones came home with sunflowers lasted a while but never grew soo well as ghe cress did x

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  8. Ah these are great, I remember growing cress when I was younger x

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  9. I love seeing what they come home with from pre-school too. They've not done cress yet though so may try that at home with mine.

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  10. And so you should be! I treasure the little creative things I still have from when my boy was little xx

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  11. I used to plant cress inside egg shells with my Mum, right before Easter :) It's great that they engage kids creativity at pre-school!

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  12. I love making cress heads :) Fond memories!

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  13. The cress is a great idea and so simple to grow. Might have to try some with my son!

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  14. Kids learning from hands on activities is such a good way to learn. I am so glad both you and J have now settled in.

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  15. Awwww! It is so wonderful to see their progression. Ours start after Easter, and are so excited as it's just across the playground from big sis at school. I think we all have a few nerves at the moment (or probably just me!).

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  16. My twins have just brought home some bean sprouts they are growing and every morning they check to see if they have got any bigger. It's so lovely the stuff they bring home.

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  17. <3 They're lovely pieces of work. I can't bring myself to throw away anything the kids bring home - we have boxes and boxes full of papers now!

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  18. I still have all my three's first creations from pre-school too!

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  19. I love the art work which arrives home from school, although I'm not very good at keeping hold of it all ;)

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  20. I remember growing dress on kitchen roll! I've kept so many of my eldests nursery creations x

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  21. Ohh gosh i remember doing the cress at school .x

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  22. How lovely that you'll have these preserved for ever on your blog, I have a whole pile of pre-school art that I need to scan in and keep for my three!

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  23. So you should be proud. I adored the things that came home with my boys when they were smaller. Make the most of this time, it is very precious

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  24. Aw I love your creations - I always take photos of my favourites so I have them forever x x

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  25. Aww this is a lovely post. Bet he was excited to see his cress growing. Kaycee's nearly 9 and she still loves to grow cress!

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  26. I love growing cress with the kids as its a fairly quick process so they don't lose interest

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  27. Lovely creations, bet he was excited to see the cress growing. I remember doing that at school! x

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  28. aww I remember growing cress when I was little! so much fun! x

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  29. Lucas says - Awesome job here. I used to make loads of stuff at pre-school and I think we have a future Picasso here............

    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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  30. Oh these are wonderful and i think you have every right to feel proud. It's always amazing when they start exploring their creative side and brining home pieces or arts and crafts from pre-school. We have a whole wall at home dedicated to the boys' creations! xxx

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