Today was very windy and littered upon the grass outside the centre were dozens of giant purple flower petals blown free by the strong wind. Always the opportunist, I decided to collect the fallen petals and present them to the children.
When I arrived back to our classroom and small group if children had just awoken from their mid-day sleep. I decided to keep my provocation simple and just place the pile of petals on the table. There they were joined by some other purple flowers collected on a walk with the children.
It was really special to watch the children gently explore the flowers. The play became about touching and exploring and carefully re-positioning the flowers. Very Andy Goldsworthy-esk. I wonder what the children will make of his work?
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