Our homeschool group got together a couple of weeks ago and made Dream Posters. I got the idea out of an article written in Homeschool Educators magazine. The purpose of children making a dream poster is to help us parents understand where their interests really lie. It was fascinating to see what everyone came up with. I reserved the room at our local library and asked each participating family to bring around a dozen magazines of all kinds. We made a pile in the middle of the room. Each child brought a poster board, adhesive and some scissors. For an hour and a half, they clipped out pictures and glued them on to their boards. The center of the board was reserved for the things they like or want to do someday the most, then the least important things radiating out from the center. Parents are not supposed to help clip pics because we are not to influence what they come up with. So we mostly sat around and talked or helped the little ones.
Here is Josiah's finished product, well kind of. The beauty of a dream poster is that you can add and remove all you want if you use removable tape. I was not surprised to see Josiah's poster consisting mostly of soldiers, with animals he wants to hunt surrounding it. However, I saw a picture of a woman kissing a dolphin and someone feeding a baby squirrel from a bottle, so I know he cares about animals, too. Hailey's poster had a mom with a baby (no surprise), but what did surprise me was she had a lot pictures about fishing on hers. That made her dad happy, LOL!
I encouraged all the kids to go home and put the dream poster in their room. They can change it as they change. I normally hate crafts, so this was a stretch for me, but even this was simple enough that I felt comfortable doing it. I thought the clean up would be awful, but it went really well and I never even had to use the library's vacuum cleaner because everybody did such a thorough job of picking up, yay! Cause I HATE vacuuming!
Hope you all have a wonderful week.
God Bless, Jackie