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STIRRING UP WONDER

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

—E. B. WHITE

After twenty years of teaching young children, I’m convinced there’s an inner alchemist in every child. What child doesn’t love magical processes? From fizzing and bubbling to stirring and measuring … making magic potions satisfies the mad scientist in us all.

In this chapter, I share four art experiences that capture some aspect of creating a concoction. These types of art experiences encourage children’s experimentation. It’s important not to “manage” or “direct” children during these experiences. It will get messy.

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