Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures so that everyone can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.
I added a stART tab in my navigation bar to make it easier to search for past stART projects. Be sure to check it out!! All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.
This week when we went to the library I was looking for books about New York City since we were going to visit my sister in law who happens to live in the city. We have taken Emily before however she was younger, this time I was really excited because she is so much more aware. I found the book My New York, by Kathy Jakobsen and Emily and I both really enjoyed it. It is for older readers, however I took it out because the pictures are amazing. I wanted to have something to show Emily before our trip (our 30 minute drive) and then to talk about and find things that we saw after and this book was perfect. The story is actually really cute and I did read parts of it to Emily, but it would be amazing for a little bit older child. It is about a little girl that lives in New York City telling her friend who lives in the country, but will be moving to the city all about where she lives and what there is to do.
So first we visited the city. Ever time we go into New York City I am amazed that we live so close yet it feels so far from all these amazing things! We are literally a 30 minute drive, without traffic! Although we are hoping to take the train in the future since Emily has been asking to take a train ride almost every day now for awhile. Any way here are some of the fun things that we did and Emily’s stART project.
Emily loves horses (although she was scared of this one because it was not behind a fence) so Uncle Patrick picked her up so she could see it.
Daddy finishing the 5k (the whole reason we went into the city). If you look carefully you can see me holding Juliette all the way to the left.
Daddy and Aunt Patty (she also ran) after the race with the girls.
After the race we visited the playground in near Battery Park.
We took a boat ride!!!
One of Uncle Patrick’s friends happened to be docked and when we walked by and said hello he offered to take us out for a ride :0)
Our Family in front of the Statue of Liberty
Our family with Aunt Patty and Uncle Patrick
And now for our stART project!!!
I printed out a picture of the Statue of Liberty and our family all together on the boat. Then I gave Emily markers, paper, the pictures, glue and scissors so that she could make a picture of our trip.
Emily’s finished picture. She added clouds the waves and the bridge that we went under.