Today's Topic: Clothespin as Technology
wooden or plastic clothespins
felt (or paper) "clothes"
die-cut long-legged animal shapes (with the legs cut off)
a picture of baby birds with open beaks
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash / Weeks, Sarah
The inspiration for this class (or "what I thought kids might do"):
"Claw Grabbing Machine"
What Kids Do: hang pretend clothes on a line (strung between two upside down chairs for lack of a better option)
sparrow clothespins available here and elsewhere)
I introduced the idea of creating clothespin shapes which I got from this blog post
This young artist was carefully coloring her clothespin animals
Variations to try:Pinterest is filled with clothespin activities! I wanted activities with as little pre-prep work as possible, but if you have a little more time, you might try some of these ideas:
feather clothespins, bunny clothespins, clothespin sharks (we actually made these but I somehow got no photos of them...),or my favorite: clothespin catapults (yes!!)