We went to the meet-the-parents at Karin's daycare tonight, and after the standard intro and walk-through of the schedule, and how they work, we parents were divided into 3 groups, shown a table with all kinds of materials (wood bits, clothespins, pipe cleaners, toilet paper rolls, tissue paper, felt, etc) and told to create something for our children to admire the next day. The only stipulation was that we had to work together in our group to come up with an idea and implement it, and that we had 20 minutes, ready GO
One group made a huge standing dragon with his head lifted and pink plumes of tissue paper issuing from his jaws. They said it was up to us to decide if it was fire, blood or the last remnants of a princess's dress, LOL :)
One group made a miniature daycare playground with what looked like palm trees, a slide, fence and little wooden children playing everywhere including up in the trees.
Our group made a farmyard, fully stocked with various animals including a mama pig (mine), a baby pig, a mama chicken and her chick, a dog, a Pac-man-headed snake (don't ask me) and a downhill skier. someone was obviously unclear on the concept or else the only farms they know are the ones where they ski around herding reindeer. The farmyard itself had several trees, a fence, flowers, a pond and a tractor.
We all felt very accomplished, I must say.