|three straps with side collection tray Egg Collector...just add fluff.|
in my 4s/5s class the last few years that I was at the particular school which was church affiliated. We began doing a mini-project around spring/easter to "study baskets and anything that carries something else" (backpacks, toolboxes, purses, snackbags and on and on).
|tall, bent handle with pocket side collection area for Eggs!|
* We made lists of different "collectors" from around the classroom and ones we could think of together.
|individual basket makers at work...!|
|one strap with zipper-style cuts on the side...double strap with front extra egg tray!|
|triple handle in one direction, one handle in the other direction!|
* We made lists of different attributes of different collectors - strap handle, double handle, shoulder straps, zippers, flaps, thin, wide, deep, double storage, long storage, low storage, soft, hard, bendable.
* We collected recyclables to begin planning our own Egg Collector to use for our Egg Hunt.
* We examined the recyclable and materials we collected.
* We drew plans for our individual Egg Collector.
|"would you like to add anything here?..."|
|wide single strap plus movable side collector...ready for the hunt!|
|criss-cross handles, zipper side cuts...lost of room for Eggs!|
...a low basket with three handles.
...to use a long tube to stack my eggs inside and a have one long rope handle.
...to use cardboard to build my own basket shape, then add a "side collector" for extra eggs (just in case!).
...to decorate my Egg Collector with polka-dot paint...or stripes...or all purple!
|straps over the basket, handles on the side, and a side tray!|
|large green handle with polka dots!|
When we put our baskets to work, it was so exciting! There is something so fabulous and rewarding and "wow" when we are contributors to our own adventure: there is something so fabulous when WE are the creators, WE are the inventors, and WE make our ideas come to life (even in a basket!).
Of course, this really is no secret.
Off we went on The Hunt...
|holding our Egg Collectors securely AND trying to scout for eggs before we hear "Hunt!"|
|The cheery smile is a good indicator that her Egg Collector really worked.|
|the double tray really worked well for this collector!|
|Egg Collector full of eggs in both trays with the fluff underneath.|
|Exploring our collection of treasures inside the eggs!|
|"Look what I got!!"..."What did you get?"|
|Egg Collector Group Celebration!|
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