As part of a gardening day last week we started out with a short back and sides for our two grass people. It was a great chance for the kids to take a close up look at all the shoot and roots that had sprouted out, and gave them a fine motor control exercise in the process. Here are the kids in action.
Ahh, watch and learn younger brother, watch and learn…
And as for the final result, pretty well done I thought.
Then the lad took to the scissors. He had a bit of trouble with holding and snipping, so apologies for the quality of the photograph as I was holding the camera with one hand and the Grass Person with the other.
And here they are, all cosied up again in their watering container.
I should really show you the photograph I took of the back of them. They are like the grass version of Robin Williams. Hairy back anyone? Grow a grass person.
There will be more from Gardening Day shortly, presuming anything sprouts.
So, how do you combine educational activities with fun and fine motor development? I’m always interested in new ideas.