|Picture of the Mood Balls Play Date: "They all join their power together"|
N: “[Sad] is a hard and serious feeling.”
L: “My sad ball spins and it’s made of wood.”
Wire balls have bouncy feelings, so this group decided to make some moods out of wire.
N: “Sometimes these balls are confused or happy.”
L: “Angry is a bouncy feeling. Angry always bounces back to you.”
L: “My happy ball is made of wire, because happy is always bouncy. Every day is good for him.”
R: “I’m making a Stay at Home ball out of pipe cleaners. This ball is really creative at home.”
After making a Stay at Home ball, R. decided to make a Flattened Ball out of several bottle caps.
R: “It’s a flattened mood. It feels flattened.”
L: “Like it’s sad.”
N: “Like it’s miserable.”
R: “Sometimes flat ball is just bored.”
This got N. thinking about his Bored Ball – which turned out to be a one-eyed pom pom ball (“It’s just looking around, being bored, with only one eye.”)
The introduction of plasticene modeling clay produced yet other balls and other moods.
L: “My Hungry Ball is red because he’s super hungry.”
N: “I’m making Isolated Ball. He’s made of pom poms but he has wire antennae.” (L. then takes a cue from N. and decides to make his own Isolated Ball out of green wire – “he doesn’t like to go with the group.”)
L: “I made an Eye Ball (a red clay ball covered with eyes). He can see everything.”
L: “My blue clay ball is Slow Ball. He’s blue because he always loses the race.”
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