Having imagination and knowing our own minds, what we like and don’t like, seeing that we are all different, but really the same.
And in this workshop about Upcycling, to teach kids that we really do have the power to change things.
Last Friday, I had the chance to empower these children by teaching them the value of Upcycling. Which also turned into the importance of planting and the value of sharing with one another.
I wanted to teach them how, by taking small steps, by making our own decisions, that we can help the planet in whatever way we possibly can. The media floods us with images, frightening news stories and everything that can cause despair and anxiety about this earth right now. Plastic, climate change, pollution....but I wanted to show the kids what they CAN do to help the planet.
I was delighted to find this amazing book in the library:
In simple terms, when we create, we calm the part of our brain that lights up when we are under stress. So, chatting to children while they create is so relaxing. They let their guards down, share information, recall and remember what they’ve been taught or heard before.
We started off with the humble egg box....
As a little treat, I filled the treasure boxes with some smarties for the kids to enjoy when they went home.
As one thing usually leads to another in creativity, the egg carton craft gave me a great idea for making a magical storytelling treasure box! I will reveal all in an upcoming blog soon.....!
Go dtí sin, slán is beannacht....