Sometimes at a Storytime session we like to put out a range of materials and ask the children to create something without the structure of an example or a template.
Today, for our Dragon kit at Coolbellup Library Storytime children were given a range of items.
And after reading Hunting for Dragons by Bruce Whatley.
Which is a great book allowing children to use their imaginations to spot dragons made from a range of items such as pine cones and gum nuts. The main character spends the book looking for dragons around every corner. And then she finds a real dragon.
When we had read the book the children were asked to create anything they wanted around the theme of a dragon.
One of the best parts of these sessions is the conversation that occurs between adult and child about what they want to put where and how to use the different resources on the table. No two dragons were the same and below are most of the ones created to show just how amazing and divergent the imagination of a child can be when given free reign.
If you try this at home please let us know how it went.