Friday, September 18, 2015

We Explore Favorite Artist Herve Tullet

  • Program Goals
    • Introduce Herve Tullet and his art
    • Encourage gross and fine motor skills
    • Attendance: 20
  • Evaluation
    • 9-18-15
      • Attendance: 19
      • Feedback/Connections: Two new families who happened to be there and the rest were regulars. A generally younger group.
      • Notes: Tullet always resonates with the kids, although I think this group was a little young to appreciate Help!
Art Project Part 1: Dot play (10-10:15)

  • Die cut circles and Os
  • Construction paper
  • Tape, markers
I encouraged the kids to think of the different ways they could use circles and draw on/around them.

Storytime/Snacktime: 10:15-10:40
I call people to storytime with the Storytime Song, then have the parents pass out the snack. We did Press Here, Help! This book needs a title and Mix it up. We talked a lot about what makes a book in Help! but I'm not sure the kids got it.

Art Project Part 2: Painting (10:40-11)

  • Fingerpaint
  • Paper plates
I let each kid pick 3 colors and gave them a plate with colors and a plate for mixing.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Birdwatching/Art Station

I thought the birdwatching station was a great idea. I still plan to keep it, and hope to expand it to include a hummingbird feeder and possibly attract something other than sparrows, but it turned out that all people really wanted was coloring pages. Since I started it in May 2014, only about 5 kids have written in the log. 
So, I revamped it! We still have a birdwatching station, with log. But I also extended it to add an art station.
I made the birdwatching station just the display shelf, log, and signage. I brought a table over to be the art station, put up a sign, and printed a variety of coloring sheets, both "story starter" kind of things and actual coloring sheets, mostly animals. Hopefully people will not just pick up the whole stack and walk away...

The old birdwatching station