"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Co-op: Games & Salad People

23 kids and 9 adults somehow stuffed themselves into our house on Tuesday for this week's co-op. A plethora of food followed.Some kids designed games to play.Check out this baby's mastermind!But the big hit was the creation of Salad People! Assorted fruit, vegetables and cheese arranged into edible people. Let me tell you, the prep work wasn't quick!

The kids got busy in no time.And behold! Salad people!

Best part was, they actually ATE them and there was very little waste at the end of the day. The chickens enjoyed the remnants. :)

3 comments:

Heart Rockin Mama said...

I am giving you the tree of happiness award. Tell us 6 things that make you happy and then pass it on.
You can get the picture from my blog.

Idzie said...

That's so cute!! I would have loved to make those when I was little. Heck, I'd love to make them now! :-P

Kandee said...

We had so much fun. However can we make these less fun so James actually wants to go home after 5 or 6 hours? lol. You almost ended up with an extra toddler.

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau