Chicks!

The first three weeks with our new baby chicks has been so precious. They often fall asleep while being held by the students. We have six new breeds: Light Brahma, Ameraucana, California Grey, Welsummer, Golden Wyandotte, and a mystery Cochin who we think will look...

First Egg 9/12/12

Our first egg was laid 9/12/12 by our Cuckoo Marans, Shadow. Her eggs will soon become chocolate brown but so far they are light brown. The first egg was laid right on the ground under the coop where the chickens often huddle for shade and comfort. It was fun to share...

Clay with Nature Materials and Chicks (6 weeks old)

Clay is a fascinating medium. It will keep the busiest toddler sitting and engaged. Clay responds well to hands or tools and presents the perfect amount of challenge and intrigue. I usually filter out tools in two stages. First I offer a combination of larger tools...

Nature Print Flags and Chicks (5 weeks old)

In my research for outdoor and nature projects I ran across some ideas for garden wish flags and flower printing. I combined the ideas for a very successful project that I’ve dubbed Nature Print Flags. During my first class of the week my youngest toddlers...

Bookmaking, Birdseed Play and Chicks (4 weeks old)

I love bookmaking. I love the process and I love the finished piece. I love that it creates a keepsake of sorts, that a collection can be honored and saved. Books make me smile, laugh, cry and I love them for that. Books are made for storing, but also handling and I...