Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Write a Comic Strip

It's been awhile since I have posted! I'm still teaching preschool, and I have started doing after school activities with all of my kids. Recently, we made a comic strip. First we talked about types of comic strips, read a few, and discussed various parts (like dialogue, action, caption). I used this website for info.

The website also provided a planning worksheet, seen here.

And finally, we used this comic creator.

My six and eight year old did most of it by themseves, and my three year old told me which character he wanted and what he wanted them to say. They turned out great!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

W is for Whale

1. Whale worksheet

2. Shark Game:
Tell the kids that they are fish and you are a shark. Pick a safe spot (like the couch) and tell them to hide. As soon as the shark finds them, they must swim back to the safe spot before the shark gets them!

3. Learn about whales here.

4. Whale puzzle: color, cut, put together, paste.

5. Art time! Draw an oultine of a whale on contact paper. Paper punch holes in various colors (we did blue, light blue, and white). Tell the kids to put the dots inside the whale outline on the sticky contact paper. Seal the whale with another piece of contact paper.

6. Measure a whale - use measuring tape and string to measure out 100 feet (we pulled the measuring tape out to 10 feet, and measured the string 10 times).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Picasso for Kids!

I started an art class once a week with my kiddies, and this week we learned about Picasso. Picasso is such a versatile artist. He's mostly known for his cubist period, but there is so much more! You can't say you dislike his artwork until you have seen it all. Like most people, my kiddies thought some of his artwork was very odd, but it was a great teaching moment. I explained how creative and innovative Picasso really was, changing the artworld forever. Sometimes it pays to think differently!

1. This website has a great info about the artist.
2. And this website was lots of fun - the kids got to create their very own Picasso head!
3.We also made our own Picasso work, using The Three Musicians for our inspiration. We used sheet music, musical instrument templates, colored paper cut in geometric shapes, and cardboard for canvas. It took a little coaxing to use triangles and squares for heads, but they were really proud of their finished masterpieces!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

R is for Rainbow

Wow, it's been awhile! We are still learning, just not blogging so much. But today was fun and blog-worthy!

1. Made indoor rainbows and traced them onto paper, instructions here.

2. Made rainbow flowers with leftover flowers from Valentine's Day.

3. Finished an online rainbow puzzle.

4. Played a rainbow game, found here.

5. Had a rainbow lunch with red jello, orange carrots, yellow bananas, and green lettuce. The kiddies ate all of it! And when they asked for seconds, they asked for carrots and lettuce! Apparently food art makes it taste better!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

See Spot

I love the spot books, probably as much as my kiddies do. I just found this website with great stories and educational games: Fun with Spot.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

G is for Giraffe

1. Online jigsaw puzzle, found here.
2. Learn about giraffes here.
3. Make this fun giraffe craft!

F is for Fall

1. Collect fall items: leaves, acorns, pinecones
2. Sort
3. Make a fall wreath and leaf book, instructions found here.
5. Learn about falling leaves here.