Thursday, January 26, 2012

stART ~ Not A Box

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 somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.  I have also included a list of all the blogs that participate in stART. 


I love the book Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis!  I love how it inspires children be able to use their imaginations and creativity to do or be anything that they want.  The simple line drawings are perfect for the suspense of the story.  We love guessing what his box is and what he will do next.  One thing is for sure, this is NOT a box!

To go along with Not a Box we got creative with two large boxes that I had.  Pushed the table out of the way and put down a table cloth.  Then I gave them paint, stamps , foam rollers and paint brushes and let them create to their hearts content.


This was one of the best projects we have ever done, I think they would have painted all day if we had more boxes. 

Clean up was CRAZY but totally worth it, here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what the house looked like afterwards :)



Dana Brunner said...

Looks like they had a blast!

Unknown said...

Love your book and project! But oh my, the cleanup!

sbswtp said...

So fun!!! And delightfully messy :-)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

What a fun looking project! And thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

What a great book, and such a fun project to go with it!

Brittney said...

You're a little braver than me, but it looks like a fantastic activity!!

Unknown said...

Thank heavens for washable paint, right?!! I can tell from your pictures what a fun activity it was. I think I'm going to pick up that book at the library. We have never read it.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It looks like they had a great time! I usually go with stickers and crayons for decorating boxes - but I imagine paint would be a big hit.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

OMG - you are a brave mom! We love that book!


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