Kindness Elves: Day 4

Jess McGlynnDecember 4, 2013

Today Glæde, Fred and Elska brought an invitation to play for Meg and Eli.  I have wanted to do an ‘invitation to play’ for a very long time but have never really had the time to set it up beforehand.  Our crafts tend to be a bit of a last minute thing with me cutting out/sticking on/setting up the relevant pieces as the kids are making them.

I decided to go with something simple and opted for a snowman craft.  I prepared all the pieces beforehand, laid them out and then let the kids discover them by themselves and get on with it.

I have to say I was very impressed with how they got on.  Eli only needed help for the location of the scarf (having initially placed it across the snowman’s face which upset Meg greatly) but with a little bit of direction from Meg showing him which bit was what, he got on very well.  I was really proud of how Meg took the lead and helped him out, I didn’t ask her to, she just did it which was lovely to see.  The Elves definitely took note of it too!

I expected Meg to do okay and she did, declaring it one of the best things she had ever made.  I imagine this is a slight dig at me and the hovering that tends to happen when they are usually let loose with glue sticks and the like!

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