A very small group of four this week, and yet we managed to make 25 new bean bags for the kindergarten, and a dozen shooting stars for the fair. Thankyou wonderful ladies with nimble fingers!!
A little secret – our bean bags are filled with rice and a handful of dried mint leaves, not beans, to minimise the risk of being eaten by nibbling mice. Of course packing them away securely in a tin or lidded container when not in use is the best prevention.
Beanbags are great for body orientation, with rhymes to guide them over, under, round and through, crossing mid-lines, encouraging nimble fingers and quick reflexes, and they are so much fun!!
Throwing a beanbag to a partner is great fun too. Shooting star or metor bean bags with a ribbon tail are great to encourage throwing in a curving rainbow. Can you catch the front? can you catch the tail? Watch the ribbons fly!
Autumn is fast approaching and a great time to look for shooting stars in the sky on a clear night. You could wish upon a star!
Join us next week for some fun sewing felt dragons and seahorses. Happy Crafting.