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.
We have been doing a lot of planting and our seeds are starting to grow into some nice big plants. During our last trip to the library we borrowed the book One Watermelon Seed, by Celia Barker Lottridge. This is a beautifully illustrated gardening counting book. The story starts with two children planting their garden with one watermelon seed, and then two pumpkin seeds all the way to 10 seeds. Finally they harvest 10 watermelons and then 20 pumpkins and so on. I loved the concept that just a few seeds could give us such an abundance of wonderful fruits and vegetables!
Since we have been talking about and growing plants Emily has been asking a lot of questions about them. She was very curious about the parts of the plants, especially the roots. We grew some bean plants in a clear cup so that she was able to see the roots growing in the soil, and I am hoping to do a germination bag with her this week too. But, for our art project she created a flower which showed all the different parts.
Then I gave Emily some crayons and had her draw a flower, she was not in a good mood and did not want to draw so she scribbled a blob (flower) and then asked for help. I told her we would do the flower a different way and not to worry about it, this made her happy and we were able to continue with the project.
Next she used brown water colors to color in the soil, this made the roots magically appear at the bottom of the page. She was SO excited when this happened and kept saying “Mommy look the roots the roots!!”
When she finished with the soil, she water colored the sky blue.
Finally I gave her a bean for the seed, a construction paper stem, leaves and flower and a circle sticker to create her flower out of. She was much happier with this flower!
Emily’s finished flower with magic roots :)