Last Sunday was a gathering day at the community garden and the turn out was wonderful. There were heaps of families and fun things for the kids to do. I was there with a whole lot of cardboard boxes, masking tape and paint. I was amazed at how the kids were just hungry to be creative where just painting on cardboard was enthralling for them.
I witnessed how many of the children painted their hands and desired to leave their hand prints. They enjoyed the mess, They loved the unstructured open-ended activity and they were engaged for long periods of time. Some of the kids took their masterpieces home, yet some of them just left theirs behind which suggest’s that the action of creating is more important than the end product for some kids.
The good thing about being in an organic environment is that the neglected art works ended up in the compost heap!!!!