For science today we learned about spiders.Â We enjoyed reviewing a few things and then watching a video about how strong spider webs can be.Â After, the children were told to create a spider using any snack food they wanted.Â They found cookies, pretzels, sprinkles and mini marshmallows to use.
After choosing their snacks, everyone “went to their own corner” so no one could see what they were doing.Â Each of my children had a totally different interpretation of the assignment.
Andrea created a wounded Shelob from the Two Towers (Lord of the Rings) with Frodo’s and Sam’s swords nearby covered with green blood. Frodo is wrapped in a spiderweb and Sam is wearing colorful white clothes (designed by Megan).
I am not sure what would have happened if any of the kids had attempted to turn these in at school.Â But I am so thankful that they can be silly and practice their creativity at home.Â Best of all,Â I love being the one watching their imagination workingÂ and being the one who gets to laugh first at their goofiness.