Our local farmer's market provides age appropriate activities for children on Wednesday mornings. Last week's project was a hit with crew. Using a box of awkwardly shaped garden treats, a pile of every type of art extra a kid could dream of, and all the creativity they could muster, the kids were set free to create their very own veggie pals. After just about an hour, we left the market with three extra characters.
Gavin made the "Crazy, Three -Eyed Monster Pepper" (which has since rotted in his steaming hot upstairs bedroom and left a fabulous smell...)
Anne Hope directed me as we built a pipe cleaner princess gown for her goldilocks potato.
Gibson flew his potato around everyone with or without the detachable red cape.
Don't you think this is a perfect open ended project to tie in with a visit to the farmer's market. The teacher in me was even tempted to take it a bit further and use these goofy potato and pepper pets as a springboard for some creative writing.