Last week at Sweet Dreams Story Makers we made glitter glue art. Just drizzle glue on paper, fold and press, and open it up to see what happens. This activity strenghtens tiny hand muscles by squeezing the glue bottles and it develops fine motor skills when we encourage the child to gently hold the ends of the paper to open it up. It develops literacy skills as we engage in conversations and stories about the art. Is it a bug? A butterfly? An umbrella? Why do you think that? What happens if we add more paint? Let's do another. Parents and children participated together in this activity for a half an hour. It took me a while to wipe the glitter glue off the tables, but it was worth it. -Lisa
Usually we meet the second Friday of each month at 10:30am. This month, it was the third Friday because of the three day weekend last week. In November we are back on schedule, on 11/13. Today the theme was Shapes & Colors of Fall!
We had a great time on Monday at Music, Books, and More at the Memorial School in Manchester. We read Hands Can by Cheryl Hudson, we Somewhere Over The Rainbow and The Alphabet Song (both by special request), recited poems, and we made fun art!
First, the children traced their own hands and then practiced cutting out the shape. We then decorated them using tissue paper, glue, crayons and markers. Scroll to the end of this post to see the original art.
By the way, the group is open to all. It is in Manchester, but families from Hamilton-Wenham are welcome to attend. Friends from other towns, too. It is open to all. We meet on Mondays at 1:45pm. Send me a note if you want to join. Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today was the first M Is For Museum of the season and the children and parents explored Apple themed books and made Apple Prints. Enjoy!
M Is For Museum is the second Friday of each month at Wenham Museum, a donor and visitor supported non-profit institution.
Today we played with tin foil, glitter glue, and construction paper for a free form process art experience.
We shredded and cut and ripped the tin foil. We twisted, glued, balled it up, tore it some more, rolled it and more. Sometimes we got a little carried away with the glitter glue. But, then again, is there ever a thing as too much glitter glue?
Lisa Cheney, CFCE Coordinator, Hamilton-Wenham RSD.