Our Otters had a lot of fun today making Bookmarks out of jumbo sized popsicle sticks. They had a large assortment of stickers to decorate their bookmarks and they all wanted to make "just one more". Luckily we had enough so that each Otter could make at least 4 different themed page keepers. This was a fun group to hang out with as they are all friends.
so for the past couple weeks we otters have been working on a big puzzle it's 1,500 pieces and we have a lot done. It's all about Disney characters we have been working hard to get it done and it is not finished quite yet but we are very close. Every day I come in to otter club I look at the puzzle and it gets more done every time. It's pretty hard but we otters can do it! well I hope we are not missing any pieces :(
here's what we have so far :)
-Avery, 4th grade
Today's activity was called Paper Illusions. Our younger Otters designed a card with one scene on the front and another on the back and then sandwiched it on a wooden dowel. The dowel was then spun quickly and the illusion of a single scene was made by the two opposing pictures! My initial thought when planning this activity was a basketball on one side and the backboard on the other and when spun quickly it looked like a ball going towards the basket. Our Otters decided that this trick would work with a variety of scenes so they worked on an Ocean and Rainbow themed scene. What is also amazing about this activity is the fact that our Junior Staff came and helped out the younger Otters with the project and I was very proud of how they handled it. These photos were also taken by our junior staff photographer. Nice job everyone!
Today we made some really cool Dragon Eggs out of Air Dry Clay. The Otters wrapped their Styrofoam eggs and then began to bedazzle them with a variety of shells, glass, beads, etc. Dragons are a popular topic in Otter Club as we just wrapped up Winter Break and its "Medieval" theme.
This was a fun crafty that required a little bit of patience but looked really cool when they finished. We came up with alternative uses for these sparklers, such as a pencil holder for students who misplace their pencils. My favorite color was the Seahawks inspired sparklers but of course we had some pink unicorn sparklers as well.