Based in San Francisco, iteachkids.org is an early childhood education blog by Tiva Lee Samaru. HER posts explore; through videos and other resources - original early childhood education curricula and ideas for enrichment classes, as well as, tips and tricks for classroom management and general childcare.

Carnival time

Carnival time

Carnival is a special event in the islands of Trinidad & Tobago - which is Tiva's country of birth. So carnival is near and dear to Tiva as for years she played mas and danced on the streets, played the steelpan and celebrated carnival in many different ways.

For this project, we chose the tenor pan as our influence. Though the tenor pan has more notes than our art project reflects, the project nonetheless gives you a clear look at what the tenor pan looks like and how it is played. Using cardboard, felt and other simple tools we ended up with a cardboard tenor pan which not only intrigued our students, but was one that we could integrate into multiple aspects of our Carnival theme, particularly our yoga carnival-themed activities.


Take a look!

If you are looking for a simple, cultural arts & crafts project then feel free to watch our video. You will be able to see the tools we used and how simple this project was to put together. 

Happy Crafting,

Tiva & Randa

Centering

Centering

Introduction

Introduction