This week is art!

We started with our introduction game, where we roll a ball to each other, say our names, and greet each other. We followed that up with a quick music break. Today we danced along to “Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill, who is always fantastic.

Our book this week was Art by Patrick McDonnell.


Art is, appropriately enough, the story of a boy named Art who loves to make art. Art’s art is colorful and lively, full of lines, squiggles, and zigzags. Before I started reading, I passed out paper, red crayons, blue crayons, and yellow crayons to the kids, and they colored along with the story as I read.

After our book, the kids were allowed to visit the stations around the room:

  1. MagnaTiles, wooden blocks, and wooden block tower.
  2. Name tracing craft.
    name tracing
    I put out paper, black crayons, glue sticks, and tissue paper. The kids wrote their names in crayon (or had their caregiver write for them), and then glued tissue paper on top of the letters. They turned out really cute, and they were a great way to develop fine motor skills and letter recognition.
  3. Giant coloring page with an assortment of crayons, markers, and colored pencils.
  4. Mini Racer by Kristy Dempsey & Bridget Strevens-Marzo and blocks with intersecting roads and vehicles.IMG_0869
  5. Cloth hats and fabric markers. hat

Join us next week for play!


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