Completed: Summer 2018
RECEs: Ashley V. RECE
Objectives: To give children a new skill, as well as an activity that requires them to work with their hands. To build confidence, work on being patient and show capability while learning this new skill. For children to have a sense of accomplishment while working hard with what they were able to create.
During the summer the children were able to work with their hands while learning how to whittle. The children showed excitement while learning how to use a whittling knife on fallen tree branches we collected during our forest adventures. They learned how to have patience as they were able to watch their top layer and inner layer of bark slowly fall off with each time they worked on it. The children were able to transfer their whittled branch into wands and scepters for their final project and present their hard work to their parents. They also learned how to carve soap with an expert carver, carve fruit, and how to carve layers of watermelon skin to create something new. The children learned a lot this summer and were able to share a new skill with their friends and family.