Spring is alive with changes and the children have been representing their interpretations of a few of the changes they have been noticing: flowers blooming, pussy willows growing, buds on trees, changing weather, seeds sprouting, and people playing. I cut up some plasticine to inspire the children to represent their thinking using different media. Other than showing them the techniques of warming the plasticine between their fingers and rolling it out, the rest was up to them. They rolled, they curled, they pressed, they stacked, they shaped, and they even mixed colours. These little masterpieces were inspired by Barbara Reid’s beautiful book, Picture a Tree.