Valentine’s Day is nearby upon us! And, here at Miss Amy’s we like to make Valentine’s Day special by making our very own special paper for our valentines. It starts with ripping up a ton of normal paper.
Now that all of our valentines are finished, they have been put in our Valentine’s Day box. On the 14th, each child will get to reach in and pick out a valentine. Each valentine only has the maker’s name on it and who it goes to is random, but everyone gets a valentine from a classmate.
Of course, after we did our generalized valentines, the children wanted to make valentines for their parents, siblings, and one another, so we set about doing that.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve also had fun with Play-Doh (an old favorite), paints, and pencils/markers!
We made scratch art, little clay figurines, and crowns too!
Each week, in addition to our normal art activities, we have a sensory table. We had a mixing table two weeks ago and an ice table last week. We tried painting with ice as well. It didn’t turn out so great, but we had fun eating our “paint.”
And, last, but not least, I just wanted to share a picture of what art might look like on any given day.
Children all over the place, cutting, gluing, painting, using punches, and coloring. It is a wonderful thing to see, children exercising their creative muscles, showing us how they see the world. It is my goal to help them in this expression and to see the world through their eyes. To know as they do, the miraculous nature of everything. They are the future and this is their vision and I love being a part of it. It is my great honor. Until next time, my friends.
~ Miss Kt, Clubhouse Kids Teacher & Atelierista (Art Teacher)