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sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

Ocean life mat

I got the idea of the ocean life mat from here and had it in my to-do list for quite a while. The arrival of the summer felt like the ideal time to get it finally made. In fact, it was very easy to make; I used a small blue towel for the background, remnants of felt in light blue for the shore, pale orange for a patch of sand, green for some seaweeds, and dark brown for the bottom of the ocean. All those remnants were sewed into the towel. I decided not to stitch the upper part of the shore, so there could be a pocket to keep the animals. However, we have ended up using card figures, wooden animals, plastic figurines, and even a set of ocean animal rubbers I had from my childhood. All the items have been much played with and some even explored on the light table. As you can see here:
As a background for the ocean mat and the light table, we made M's corner into a real sea-corner pinning as many clippings of the sea as we could find unto the board that usually serves us as a background setting of the topic we are presently working on.
To give the whole topic a finishing touch, we set out to the sea in a sailboat!!
And this is what we saw when leaving the shore: 
I leave you guessing what city we were in...

2 comentarios:

  1. The mat is so cool! You seemed impressed that I was still writing a bit, but that's about all I'm doing. You, on the other hand, are still creating and doing all sorts of wonderful things with M. I'm not sure how you manage it all, but it's great to see a bit of what you're creating!

  2. I am impressed indeed. You write such wonderful articles, and just after giving birth. I really loved your "Early math and language skills" posts. The tiny bits we do around here are nothing compared to that!