Ateliers d'anglais créatifs pour les 3 à 10 ans à Paris 17ème
lundi 16 juin 2014
Art for Haïti workshop
OnSundaywehadanamazingtimelearningaboutHaiti andraisingfundsforthechildrenofDestinyVillage in Pierre Payen, Haïti.
We startedourpartyoffbycoloring Tap Tapbuses,aregular modeoftransportationinHaiti.Tap Tapbusesget
their namefromthetaptapsoundthattheymakeastheydrive downthedirtroads.Aftercoloring,weindulged
ina Haitianspreadthatincluded:plantainchips,avocado, blackbeansandrice,pineapple,peanutbutteronbrioche, andmangosorbetfordessert.Wealsohadcoconutmilk, mango,guava,andpassionfruit
After finishing our yummy snack, we began painting the beautiful Moringa Tree and shared the following story with the students:
Once upon a time there was a tree with lovely green leaves that could grow anywhere in the world, even in very hot, dry and windy climates. It didn't need much water either. People learned that if they ate its leaves, they would grow healthy and strong. Birds and butterflies were drawn to its branches and loved to rest there. Wild animals sought comfort in its shade, and fruits and vegetables grew plentifully near its roots. This is the story of the magical, life-giving Moringa Tree.
Here are some of the Haitian songs we listened to :
Needless to say, our time painting the tree was just as magical as the tree itself and we were very pleased with the result. To close, we filled and decorated jars with sparkly sand and sequined beautiful butterflies.