My friend Sarah
started a Music Class over a year ago and Emily and I have really enjoyed all of the fun things she has done with the group. I love art and Sarah's Music Class motivated me to start an Art Group for the kids too.Here is how our first Art Group went
1. We started with 15 minutes of play dough free play. I made a cinnamon
scented play dough and I think all the Mommy's really enjoyed the scent. I plan on making a new batch of play dough to go with the seasons. To finish we sang "On Top of Spaghetti" while the kids practiced rolling a ball of play dough and smooshing it.
2. Next we did an open ended art project. This lasted about 10 - 15 minutes. This week we painted with feathers using fall colors. This activity is all about the process and not the product. Although I think they all looked amazing :0)
3. After we cleaned up we had a short interactive poem to introduce the craft that we would do next. We did this
song about pumpkins. Each child got to hold one of the pumpkins and we sang about how their pumpkin was acting and feeling.
4. Finally we made a craft. This is a project that is supposed to look like something when it is finished. We made cute paper bag pumpkins. I found the idea for these here
After we cleaned up the children had a snack and some play time.
We all had a great time and I am looking forward to planning more art activities for the kids!!