Yesterday we ran our last children’s Easter holiday workshop and yet again we had a great time supporting and watching the children grow in confidence in such a short amount of time. Many of the children didn't know each other and when they arrived they were a little apprehensive to join in, but as soon as the play dough came out and we started getting to know each other a little bit, there was lots of creative thinking and laughter taking place. It helps to find a common interest at times like this and talking about The Good Dinosaur definitely broke the ice! (Although I haven’t seen it, but I now know what happens at the end!)
We created all sorts of items with play-dough in this workshop including a sunshine (a common choice we have found in our workshops!) a tiger, a train and a rocket travelling to the moon! One of our workshop participants brought along his monkey who played an integral part in his models!
We then moved onto the poem, again travelling to the beach and we were amazed by the different pictures that were shown in the Big Reveal. Sharing ideas is great and looking at other peers work gives the children inspiration to gain the confidence to try something new. There was a lot of positive feedback and some great praise taking place!
Throughout all of our Easter Workshops we have seen lots of children grow in confidence, to talk to unfamiliar adults and children in a different environment. Although at first they are not sure what to expect from our workshop, the end result is always very, very positive and they leave buzzing from the experience.The art work that has been produced has blown us away! It is a pleasure to be a part of sharing the enjoyment that children have in putting their own ideas down on paper in a calm, relaxing and supportive environment, where they can then share these ideas confidently without feeling any pressure.
Well done to all our Easter Superstars! We hope to see you again in May when we will be running some more children’s workshops.