Wonder Based Art-Making

In this process of making, we are witnessing wonder. The Na Pua Keiki teachers are at the very essence of wondering while they listen and observe the schemas in children’s play.   In our first wonder-based activity the children were experiencing transformation.  They used mortar and pestle to mash and pound the chalk pieces. One child excitedly said, “Look we are making chalk powder!” The next day they took the “chalk powder” and mixed it with white play dough.  This was another transformation process as the white play dough and chalk powder were squeezed and mashed together.