Wow! We have been feeling the fairy love here at Karana. Over the last few weeks, one of our favourite things to do has been any activities to do with fairies. From making houses and gardens, drawing pictures, to making our own fairy, we have been showing our fairy love.
It’s been wonderful seeing and being a part of the genuine interest by the children as they come up every day to ask what can we make for the fairies now? We have enjoyed listening to their ideas on what fairies love, what they dislike, what they look like and why do we never seem to be able to see them.
The teamwork the children have displayed has been incredible to see. The other day I had a bunch of children wanting to make a house but they didn’t know how, so they asked their friends who had made one the day before if they could help. It was wonderful to see them working together, guiding and encouraging each other and having fun making an amazing fairy house.
Just talking about this and seeing the hard work they put into making the fairy houses is incredible to me and I worked alongside them as they made these. To some these are just fairy houses but to the children this is another world, a world where anything could happen. Making and decorating the fairy houses and gardens unleashed their creative side and opened their imaginations.
Every house or garden made expanded the little world created for the fairies. From not really knowing what fairies did or how they looked, the children created a world where fairies don’t like to fly where we can see them, don’t like toads (that’s why they made their houses out of clay because toads where afraid of clay) that fairies love to swim and use leaves as blankets.
This experience with the children has been incredible and expanded so much that the other educators have all contributed and extended on this interest. A few children have even made their own fairy houses at home!
There is no better experience in the world then to watch and listen to them explore this new interest and create their very own little world together.
Written by Brooke – Educator – Eskay Kids Karana