The Blossom Possum interactive and fun activities were then held in the library area. One group created a bush necklace using coloured pasta, beads and stick on flowers. Everyone then wore the necklace very proudly. The other group made a Bunyip - the Bunyip helped Blossom Possum escape from By Jingo Dingo - using a paper plate and some textured papers - they were very effective. There was lots of chatting and sharing of ideas while they were participating in the activities. Everyone had a go at each activity. An outside activity was creating a storymap of Blossom Possum using natural items - but this was a bit of a disaster as the wind kept blowing the plastic sheet over everything.
Parents were reunited with their children - children were supervised by paid child minders - and a delicious lunch was served. Another successful Aussie Story Pouch workshop - I think that was the 15th!
Here are some photos from the Blossom Possum workshop:
|Colourful pasta necklaces – just like Blossom Possum wears. Lots of repeating patterns|
|The Bunyip who helped Blossom Possum get away from the nasty Dingo-By Jingo. The decorated paper helped to make these bunyips more realistic.|
|One of the mums wearing her very colourful bush necklace.|
|Sam was really pleased with her bush necklace – matches her outfit.|
|Grrrr! A Bunyip with a body. Mum and Dad took turns making this Bunyip and cuddling their very young baby!|
The next Aussie Story Pouch workshop is on 12th April in Inala and will feature the book "And Kangaroo played a Didgeridoo" It will be a special workshop as we are going to have a "Great Aussie Do" This workshop will highlight the importance of movement and dance with very young children. Please find details of this workshop on the Butterfly Wings website nearer the date at: www.butterflywingsearlyyearsconsultancy.com.au