Mr 6 saw an activity I’d planned for my kindy class this week and is very keen to try it. I’m keen for him to make as many links as he can so offered to do it if we had another look at the spiderwebs in the mangroves. We also talked about Jeannie Baker’s book “One Hungry Spider”. This author uses bits and pieces from the environment to create the art in her books and as a bonus the book is about a golden orb spider.
Both Mr 6 and Mr 8 were enthusiastic about gathering some materials to create their own spider picture, but neither believed there were golden orb spiders in the mangroves.
So we hopped in the car for a very quick trip to the mangroves, the older boys skeptical, the youngest just happy to get out again.
The sun set before we had parked the car. Not great light for spider spotting, but it was good enough to find a few bits and pieces for our planned artworks. The flash highlighted a few webs that were much harder to see.