Front cover of a book title Mattland

MattLands

Learning Goals: Literacy, Read Aloud, Oral Language Development

    • Read, “Mattland” by Hazel Hutchins, a story about young children creating their own imaginary worlds through found materials in outdoor play.
    • Then, bring the class outside to inspire children to create their own "Mattland".
    • Give each child a hula hoop to create their own imaginary world.
    • Guide the construction of children's imaginary worlds by asking open-ended questions that encourage children to reflect upon what they included in their "Mattland" and the significance of these objects.