3. Creating Creatures
The many different shapes, forms and colours in The Four Temperaments set are evocative of the beautiful shapes, patterns and forms seen in the natural world.
We made horizontal pictures of flowers, trees and a river with the blocks and then the girls realised they could stack the blocks vertically to create all sorts of creatures.
They made a rooster, rabbit, crocodile, dog and a beautiful butterfly. The four temperaments are often associated with certain animals, sanguines are often likened to the rabbit, the butterfly or the otter, cholerics are likened to lions and cats, phlegmatics are likened to the dog, the ox or the sheep and melancholics are often likened to the owl, the pig or the beaver. Perhaps you could try making some of these creatures from their corresponding puzzle pieces.