For the past few weeks we have been playing with the early Autumn wind, enjoying the lovely sunshine and (sometimes)balmy days.
The children loved story time - based loosely on "The Story of the Wind Children" by Sibylle von Olfers. As the windsprite blew (and the children helped) the little boat sail past kites, bubbles (this was the childrens favourite part), and parachutes.
Cut a leaf shaped sail out of a piece of green felt.
Here is a finished boat.
You will need a square of muslin (around 30cmx30cm), 4 pieces of string each 30cm, a little bead (ours were pieces of wood cut off a tree branch with a hole drilled through) and a small piece of modelling beeswax. The children first got to choose which colour their parachute would be.
Tie a piece of string to each corner of the muslin.
Autumn Sun Balls
Finally we made Autumn Sun Balls/Comets
Fill your 'bag' with rice until quite full. The kids loved this bit.
Tie your ribbon (we used 2 pieces) together and insert into the bag opening. Stitch it closed.
Your sunball should look something like this.
Now go outside and THROW!!!