We had great fun with the parachute again, as we all got underneath it and made faces at each other depending on the adjectives. I also got the children to hold the parachute, while either girls or boys had to run underneath it depending on the ending of the adjective I shouted out. We talked about how the children would feel about certain situations in life, and they also gave some examples themselves.
We ended by making masks out of foam paper on which I asked them to put one emotion. Fortunatus and iratus were the only ones that were chosen in spite of the fact that I asked them to consider the other emotions as well. The children then went around scaring each other and playing 'emotions tag' with the water guns (they could only hit someone who displayed one of the emotions). The children loved making the masks: some of them made very pretty ones, while others deliberately went for rather scary ones. It was a great activity which ties in with the KS1 curriculum on emotions.
Next Saturday is the final class, and I must admit I am really quite nervous about this. We will be singing 'Let it go' from Frozen while I play it on the ukulele. There will be more reading involved than usual, but as all the children love the song so much, I'm hoping they will engage with the activities nonetheless. Fingers crossed!
Written by Evelien Bracke, Project Coordinator, 8 July 2014