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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Greatest Art Project EVER!

I'm skipping ahead and posting again today because I want to share with you what I think is the GREATEST art project ever.  WOW, that is a big, bold statement isn't it???  Well, you be the judge!


 

 
Our letter last week was "M" so this just seemed perfect.  We are reaching for the moon and the stars.  YES, with the exception of cutting out the moon and the children's bodies), these were all done completely by the students themselves!  I saw a similar art project on a children's museum website last year.  I'm sorry that I don't have the original art piece (it was done by an adult artist) but if you do, please let me know and I will give them credit.

NOTE:  A big thank you to Katy Mitchell!  She lead me to the original picture I saw.  Here it is Artsonia.  THANK YOU so much Katy!!!

This project was really very simple but the children were all so proud of themselves.  I loved watching each child finish their art and look at it.  They were so happy.  I hope you will try something like this with your class and if you do, please send me a picture, I would love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by!

16 comments:

  1. It looks like the idea was taken from the Eric Carle book, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me....beautiful book, and beautiful project!

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    1. Thank you Katy! I found the original picture!

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  2. This IS the greatest art project ever! Will you please tell me how you did the photo part?

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    1. The photo was really fun! We put a piece of tape high up on the wall and ask the children to try and reach it. It took several attempts for some of the children but it was well worth it. I just had them printed at our local Walgreens (little plug there for them since they are so nice) and I cut them out. I hope that helps and thanks for writing!!

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  3. You are right, greatest art project EVER! Must try with my class!

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  4. It really is beautiful! Is the rest of it finger paint?
    Heidi

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    1. The "sky" part of the picture is just a mixture of blue, teal, purple and white paint. The children squirt on the paint then mix it with their paint brush. BUT, now that your mention fingerpainting . . . . hmmmm . . . .

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  5. I love this pic! I was going to do this for Father's Day!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is a great idea for the kids! The preschool in Washington my sons go to did a similar activity as well. They loved it!

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  7. This looks like such a fun activity. I am sure that my kids would love something like this. I will have to suggest this to the Normandy Park preschool.

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  8. That is really cool and this seems to be a great preschool. They really take care of the children and know what they are doing. They really take care of the kids like they are there own.

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  9. Great blog, I love to follow it! Would you happen to know of a good preschool program in Chicago, IL? I will need to look into one and hopefully you can give me some pointers in the right direction!

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    1. Thank you for writing Amelie! I am so sorry that I do not know about preschools or even about the school systems in Chicago. In my opinion, one of the most important things in a preschool is "happiness". Go to "check out" the schools during class time. No one should mind and if they do, find out why. Take your child with you and see how they react with the other children. We welcome visitors and prospective students in my class.

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  10. love this!

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    http://prekandbeyond.blogspot.com/

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  11. Awesome, it is really a great project. I will also tell my son to do this. Oh by the way if you are looking for materials to get your child excited about learning visit http://kidslearninghub.com.

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  12. I really love this project! As a preschool teacher myself I think that this art project is something parents and save and cherish forever. I've never seen anything like it. Great Idea!

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