May 7, 2017

Family Art & Storytime at Side by Side!

In case you missed us last Sunday, we a had a great time reading and creating as families! After reading Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni, our families enjoyed collecting natural materials to use in their collages. We let our inspiration from Leo Lionni's illustrations guide us!

Each collage was different and each told a unique story!

*Working together, we can find a variety of materials in nature!*

*We like to call this our glue concentration face! :-)*

*What may seem like a simple blade of grass can turn into a...

April 21, 2017

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...

May 5, 2015

 Beautiful art created by the children at the Chestnut St. YMCA!

 

Art made from loose parts. An activity that involves building and painting!

 

 

 

May 2, 2015

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...

April 25, 2015

This week we continued to discover all the goodies that warm weather and sunshine bring us by painting and stamping with vegetables. They had fun not only painting and stamping but discussing which veggies were their favorite and which ones were not! Mushrooms seemed to intrigue them the most as most had not eaten “one of those” before.

 

The smells of each veggie was a hot topic! Pepper’s smelled “spicy” and corn smelled “fresh or grassy”

 

I decided to leave one corn wrapped in its “jacket” and we passed it around to smell and feel. I and the kids...

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