Wonder Workshop

For children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade

In this workshop I will guide a small group of children as they design and create an imaginary world together. I will help them notice how capable, connected and resilient they are as they undertake this fun challenge. I will be using stories to help them become aware of, and connect with the process we are going through as we navigate the difficulties of our project.  We will be looking for ways to adapt, persevere, and collaborate throughout our time together. I believe positive challenging experiences build children’s resilience and empower them to navigate life’s challenges.

We will be painting, drawing, and coloring. We will be building, constructing, and gluing. We will be repurposing, reusing, and recycling. We will be imagining, producing and cooperating. We will be reading, noticing and journaling.  We will be busy with a common purpose.

Who: children in 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade

What: Wonder Workshop: we will imagine, and create together

When: from 4-6pm on March 5, 12, 19, April 2, and 16 

Where: At my home in NE Portland

Cost: $25 or purchase one of my poetry prints with this link: Poetry Print

How do I register my child? 

Please send me an email at klybeck1004@gmail.com with your child’s name and age. I will respond with a registration form and payment instructions.

This is the scenario the children will be presented with, and the challenge we will undertake together:

A group of tourists have set off on a glorious hot air balloon adventure. As they are floating above the land one group notices something below. Maybe it was a glint of strange light, some shocking bright colors or strange shapes that caught their attention. 

“Did you see that?” 

“What was it?”

They are not quite sure, but once they get out their binoculars they see something different than they have ever seen before! 



“How can that be?!” 

Then in a flash they can see it no more. It’s gone, out of sight. 

The land they had spied briefly from above appeared to be a newly discovered landscape that was different, strange, and so very curious, but it disappeared so quickly.

They decide to land nearby in a field to see if they can find this land and explore it.

Will they be able to find it once settled on land? What will it be like? They could make a discovery of something never seen before!

What wonder-filled world will they discover? It’s our job to imagine it, create it and transform this room into a whole new world!!

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