We talked about the skin, our biggest organ. We tried to sense the air around us and to feel the temperature of different surfaces in the room. We used touch to connect with each other and to ourselves.
We finished off using creative story cubes. Kids made up their own little story in motion and shared it with each other. Lots of great ideas.
We explored the concept of the head, our magic box, with the skull protecting the brain as if it’s a treasure, and explored the senses connected to our head, which help us perceive the outside world. The kids tried to feel with careful and gentle hands the head and neck of their friends and seemed to really enjoy the process. We started by looking at each other in the eyes, then moving from the eyes, to the nose, ears, back of the head, tongue and, of course, skin as well … lots of funny faces and poses. As usual, the kids finished by drawing some impressions of the class.
Hands and feet are our extremities, they connect us with the outside world, with the ground and the air around us and with other people. We give and we receive with them all the time and we use them constantly every day, when eating, walking, writing, running, drawing, jumping, etc.
There was a little anatomy work, a warm-up and a dance based on this theme. Simple interactions became more complex, experimental and playful.
There were lots of nice moments during this class. At the end, the kids were free to choose how to draw the impressions of the class.
Favourite warm-up: the kids enjoyed guiding the group and were given room to invent, move and express themselves freely, using the space, listening to different kinds of music and reacting to each other. We played with facial and bodily expressions and how emotions can be expressed … funny moments. The kids ended up creating their own little story through movements and bodily expression.