One day, while painting a papier mache frog, someone said "Oh no!", noticing that a bit of green paint got on the table. I said it was o.k., these tables get messy a lot. Then, in a wonderful moment of creative thinking, Ada said "maybe the table wants to be a frog. Maybe it wants a costume!".
We made arrangements to come back together to make a costume for the table on another day,
after the frog was finished. The children told me they would need fabric and markers to make the costume, and decided to transform the table into a jellyfish.