Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Buddies ~ Rainbows, eggs and little red riding hood

***In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***

It was so good to be back together this week. Although we did meet twice over the Easter break it was lovely to slip back into our old rhythm.
Roisin started our session with music. We sang about rainbows and talked about rainbows and danced like rainbows.
Did you know that the ingredients for rainbows are: rain, sunshine and eggs?!

For our craft activity we painted hard boiled eggs.
The kids helped to mix the colours of the rainbow. In fact I think the mixing and swirling the colours was what they enjoyed the most.

Little S had her first experience painting :-)

They really worked so peacefully and happily next to each other, we had to gently move them on to washing up, snack and free play. The mummies managed to get a bit of planning done for the coming few weeks between setting the world to rights.

For our story this week we acted out Little Red Riding Hood. I adapted it a little because I didn't want to bring too much violence into the group, so we changed the eating of grandma and little red riding hood and the killing of the wolf.

Once upon a time Little Red Riding Hood's mother asked her to take a basket of food to her grandma who was sick in bed. Her mother told her not to go through the woods in case the big bad wolf was there.
So good Little Red Riding Hood walked the long way round singing to herself that she was visiting her Grandma.

Poor grandma was in bed wearing her nightie and night cap when there was a knock at the door.

In sprang the bad wolf who had over heard Little Red Riding Hood's song and raced to grandma's house. He bundled poor grandma into the cupboard and disguised himself as grandma wearing her nightie, nightcap and climbing into her bed waiting for Little Red Riding Hood.

(Yes it's true I have no shame lol!)
Little Red Riding Hood arrived at Grandma's house and went in.
She said: 'Grandma, what big eyes you have!'
'Yes my dear' replied the wolf, 'all the better to see you with!'
'Grandma, what big ears you have!'...'All the better to hear you with, my dear!'
'Grandma, what big teeth you have!'...'Yes my dear all the better to eat you with!' roared the wolf as he leaped at Little Red Riding Hood.
Luckily a worker was passing grandma's house and heard what was going in and rushed in.
He bundled the wolf out of the door and the wolf was never seen again. Little Red Riding Hood helped grandma out of the cupboard and back into bed,

and they all lived happily ever after!

Yay and applause :-)

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