We finally wrapped up learning about planets and moved onto galaxies. That means that we’re just about finished with our Blast Off to Space theme. The little guy and I are definitely all kinds of excited about that. Next on our list is Ocean Commotion.
We got our April box a few days ago and I was seriously thrilled to find real seashells inside. I was thinking about buying some, but unfortunately I forgot.
Our books are ordered and we grabbed some fun stuff from the craft store too. We got Hero Arts Sea Life Mini Stamps, the Safari Ltd Coral Reef, Ocean, and Sea Shells Toobs. Oh, and we got some ocean felt stickers too. Of course the one thing that I’m probably going to regret… Blue glitter! Lol…
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Crazy enough, this was the theme the month that I first discovered Mother Goose Time three years ago when I completely and totally fell head over heels in love and vowed that someday the little guy and I would use this curriculum for preschool homeschool. Yep! And of course it’s been almost 2 years that we’ve been doing just that.
And every month at this point, I get excited thinking about how we get to do it all again with baby girl in a few years. It’s the little things in life…
But I digress, I’m done being pregnant and hormonal and reminiscing for the moment. Ha ha… Let’s talk about what we learned.
According to our Teacher Guide, a galaxy is a cluster of billions of stars. We live in a galaxy called the Milky Way. The Milky Way cluster can be seen in the sky on very dark nights.
The Galaxy Glitter Creative Art for Little Kids was definitely our favorite this month. The little guy said, ” I liked that one! It was so much fun!” I’m really not surprised, though.
Galaxy Glitter Creative Art for Little Kids
Self Concept (1.1), Visual Arts (32.2)
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Cotton Swab
- Background Paper
Here’s how to do it
- Mix desired paint colors with glue.
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
- What did you notice about the photo?
- How will you create a Milky Way swirl?
- How will you use the cotton swab?
- What else could you add to your galaxy?
- Did the child communicate what he wanted to do?
- Did he have a plan during this activity?
- Did he appear interested and engaged?
Paint. Glitter. Can you say hello creative process? I truly think that’s why I love the invitation to create open-ended art experiences so much.
Sure, learning to follow directions is important, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle. After all, creativity is a way of life.
The little guy and I both love spending time in the studio. More often than not, we spend our days making and imagining, creating and tinkering.
Having a creative space has always been a priority for me. And I definitely love creating mixed media art, which really isn’t all that different. Both involve exploring textures and techniques, materials and mediums.
I honestly don’t think we could live without all the inspiration we get from each one of our monthly preschool curriculum kits.
As usual, this activity totally took on a life of its own. Before I knew it, the little guy was experimenting with all sorts of different things. He mixed glitter into the paint. He poured paint on his background paper. He of course created his very own one of a kind piece of art.
After all, that’s the whole point of process art. You know, because it’s all about the process, not the product.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Ocean Commotion theme next month. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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