Spark Explorers took some time to appreciate one another’s art from the week at our display tables. We all left, excited, full of new knowledge, and promising to carry our love of nature and world culture back to Brooklyn with us!
Spark kids were excited to find out that we would be putting on some plays! The group was split into two teams- Peru and Australia. Members of each team randomly picked out their own roles from bowls. Team Peru consisted of a wise turtle, a shaman, a talking tree, a boa constrictor and a sick … Continue reading Performance!
During our week’s review during morning circle, it became clear that we have learned a tremendous amount about Peru, Japan, Australia and Mongolia! One of our kids summarized, "all the countries we learned about are really close and connected to nature." Spark Explorers discussed ways to bring that connectedness to nature into our lives right … Continue reading Bringing it all back home
While some of us made tiny nature terrarium pendants filled with mosses, dried flowers, shells and more, others created wood pegs dolls using felt and roving wool.
In the afternoon, Kyle met us in the back yard to teach us a traditional Mongolian game featuring nomadic Mongolian horses (wooden clothes pins!). After an energetic game with lots of cheering, we set to work constructing our very own yurt, which is a nomadic house built from canvas and a wooden frame. While a … Continue reading Building a Mongolian Yurt