I am always trying to introduce new ways of thinking to my class. This week, we focused on art. We read several books on art (see post here) and had several more for parents to look through and read to their children. We also created some fine art, if I do say so myself. Here is what we did….
I wrote the first letter of each child’s name on a piece of cardstock. Then, I cut a ton of small pieces of scrap paper and had glue available for the kids to use. The kids created a mosaic with their letter.
We made 3-D pictures with glue, strips of paper, and cotton balls. They came out really cute!
This was a really fun art activity for the kids! I found the tree template here. Instead of making it a wedding gift, which the tree is supposed to be, they simply put different color fingerprints wherever they wanted to. The parents really seemed to like it and asked for extra copies to give as Mother’s Day gifts!
I had a “free” painting table available for the kids also. This was a very popular center!
To combine with last week’s theme of Eric Carle (see here) the kids colored and decorated their own version of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?”. I found it here.
After reading the book, the kids took to coloring their own books their own ways. Some stuck to the colors in the book and others did their own thing.
For snack time, the kids all enjoyed pretzels in the shapes of letters. They tried to find different letter while eating. It was really cute!! I found the pretzels at Meijer.
This was another really fun week! I hope that I inspired the inner artist in the kids!
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