This circle time idea came from Carver. One day we were outside talking about balance. We explored a few things and he asked if apples could be balanced on heads. I said we could try it and find out and I promised to buy the apples. We tried balancing apples and oranges (because I decided to add a different challenge.) Predictably, the older kids did better at the activity but kids of all ages participated and we all had some good laughs and “discovered’ that apples are easier to balance because they have a bigger flatter part to sit on our heads. Afterwards we cut up the fruit and used it to make fruit prints, because we decided together that bruised fruit might not be tasty to eat.
Domains: cognitive, physical, language