We were looking forward to use our carefully curated crafts to teach our K2 girls. At their age, we still believe the use of experiential learning to help them read and write more effectively.
Our first to go was the Bat & Ball Craft. We started teaching them what procedural writing is, as that is one of the foundations for writing. First, they tore the plastic wrap, then they reached one hand in to pull out the bat. Next, they laid the bats on the table and started filling the craft with colours. Viola!
Before colouring, we got the girls to write down the procedures first.
As their bats had different images, we catered accordingly. We wanted them to freely share and describe their own pictures too. The colours chosen were used and woven into their writing too, which we helped them form sentences.
After getting the girls to read their own individual pieces, they got to write down again, in our writing book.
Tasting their fruit of labour.