We talked colours, sang colours, painted colours and ate colours! The first workshop was all about COLOUR. Red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue. We made a group of Spoon Friends based on the set of colours above and from an idea proposed in the book Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham. The original concept comes from the American designer Alexander Girard who made wooden dolls for his family in 1963.
Each spoon friend is an ordinary wooden spoon painted in a different colour and has two feelings/facial expressions: happy and sad. We also read Maisy Goes To Nursery by Lucy Cousins, where Maisy does lots of painting with all her friends (Charlie, Tallulah and Dotty), and teacher (Mr Peacock), watched an episode of Peppa Pig called ‘Painting’ and sang the rainbow song, which is very simple and goes as follows: Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue…I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow with you!
Spoon Friends were made by Erica, Giulia, Arianna, Sara, Gabriele, Lorenzo, Ruben and Viola (and supported by lots of brightly coloured Smarties to help keep energy levels high!)