Our little friends have been very busy inventors, painters, and explorers!
*Leaf Collage Invitation*
Continuing our study of leaves and fall, we used our huge leaf collection to collage! Our Wednesday friends organized our leaves for us according to color which made it easier to choose which leaves we wanted to use for our masterpieces. This exercise was a great way for our minds to warm up in the morning as it took some good imagining and planning to foresee our leaf collage creation. We found that it was a little difficult for us to use the leave...
A new season brings new changes and new experiences!
We went hunting for shadows on our nature walk! We read Lines That Wiggle before our walk which helped spark our hunt! Our friends enjoyed looking for different kinds of lines to trace.
*Outdoor Creative Play*
Thanks to the beautiful weather we have had a never-ending opportunity to explore invitations outdoors! Introducing liquid watercolors to our friends encouraged them to invent new colors. We delved further into shapes by studying circles. We painted cylinder tubes and used p...
What a fantastic start to our Monday group! The past two weeks have been filled with laughs, questions, discussions, and walks!
After we all have physically arrived at the studio, we take a little bit of time together in the morning to fully arrive as individuals who are ready to learn! We began writing in our Whole Child floor book by brainstorming about how we felt on our first day.
*Outdoor Creative Play*
We have been lucky to have BEAUTIFUL days to spend outside moving our bodies!
Today I had the pleasure of working with students at a local child development center!
Originally, I had planned a whole other project based upon print-making, but somehow I had forgotten to bring the most important art material...paint. A car trunk full of art supplies and yet I couldn't find any tempera paint! HA!
Good thing there is always Plan B!
I scrapped together a variety of wood objects, wood disks, and glue. Luckily, I had managed to find one tube of black tempera paint hiding out under some tote bags. Put them all together and we would...
Ice painting is by far one of my most favorite art activities! It’s always a kid favorite as well! So much inquiry and intrigue is created with this activity!
“Where is the ice going” the kids want to know? Which of course brings upon the conversation of what happens to ice when it melts? As we discuss how ice turns into water we then have more thoughts about where does ice come from……”did you make the ice” they want to know? I answer “Yes in a freezer”…..”I have food in my freezer” one child announces! So we learn that we can freeze things other...