Creative beginnings for tiny tots

Posts tagged ‘contrast’

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The Beauty of Black and White

Always a crowd pleaser, Kevin Henkes’ “Kitten’s First Full Moon” inspired monochromatic studies in black and white this week.

We introduced found objects as painting tools (cotton swabs, lids of various sizes, tubes, and round pieces of foam) to expand notions (for the tots and their adult partners) of ways to make marks on paper, as well as to reinforce connections to the repeating circle images in the story.

Magnificent modern art!

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Let it snow!

Not much has been happening winter weather-wise around the DC area this year, but winter-a-plenty has been happening in our classes.  See for yourself.  The kids readily grasp the connections between our stories, such as Lois Ehlert’s Snowballs and Jane Simmons’ Little Fern’s First Winter, to their experiences with the art materials.  Hopefully, in the weeks to come, they’ll have some real world experiences with snow before we welcome spring.

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