“Kids Art” was a program created to pair a book with a larger art project for ages 3-7 (and occasionally a few 2-year-old siblings). The library already hosts a monthly craft program for grades 1-6, but I wanted a messy art club for my littles. In the program, I stress a lot about how process is more important than product. Since that’s the goal, I don’t show parents a “sample” completed picture and just explain what the kids are using that day to create. Particularly since we’re almost always painting or getting messy, the goal is for everyone to have a good time!
This was the April edition of Kids Art, which the kids used forks to make flowers! I love the different ways that they went about making their creations. I found out about fork painting from Blog Me Mom — thanks!
Once they were done with their paintings, I read these garden/flower themed books:
A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
A Closer Look by Mary McCarthy
(I just now realized that we read “Planting a Rainbow” in March Kids Art, too. Whoops! No one said anything if they minded.)