I wrote about our Tree Walk on a windy day in Part 3. This walk was just one part of the blog post on Children’s Words. Little did I know at the time that the walk, and their words, would grow.
Explode is more like it.
The tree walk was windy. After the walk we brainstormed words. Nothing formal, just words about what they saw or felt.
We asked the children to write a poem, using these words, their words. The words would remind them of the Tree Walk and bring to life the adventure, once again. And it did just that! Words are powerful, especially through poetry.
~ OUTSIDE ~
The trees and leaves are moving.
Leaves are falling off.
Spiders crawling on the tree.
The wind blows the leaves away.
Wow! I will never underestimate the power of words and the natural creativity of children.