***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...***
We were winging it this week at Buddies. We had a plan for a lovely story and lots of sweet activities based on that story, but then lots of little Buddies got sick. So we decided to leave those planned activities for another time when more of us could make it. So when Susan and Flo arrived at my house we had a quick chat about what we could do over a coffee before we started. Susan had brought crafting materials to make 'snow globes' which we realised were also 'calm down jars'.. jars that you can shake up when you are feeling cross and angry and calm down as you watch the glitter inside settle.
So we decided to base our session on feelings.
We started , as usual, singing a few songs. We did a great adaptation of 'If you're happy and you know it...' and we helped the kids think of ways they express different feelings:
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands...
After we had finished our song we started crafting our calm down jars...
A fitting story to end the session :-)