Monthly Archives: May 2013

Celebrating Spring: Flower Print Cards

Making cards is a multi-step process which includes folding, gluing, printing, and glitter. This offers children practice in fine motor skills control, breaking down a large project into small doable parts, and following directions. We started with adhering a base of card stock onto a folded piece of construction paper. I had pre-cut 8.5×11 card…

Celebrating Spring: Flower Suncatchers and Painted Eggcartons

Spring is here! Can you feel the buzz? We kick started our spring session with a wonderful flower project inspired by The Artful Parent. Suncatchers are a wonderful way to beautify a space and they are easy to make. All you need to make a suncatcher is clear contact paper and your choice of flat…

The Five Senses: Hearing

The focus for our fifth and final sense in our Five Senses session was “hearing”. I love bridging sensory, science and art so we opened up the class by making string telephones decorated with handmade stickers. Each student was given a strip of mailing labels and an assortment of colored markers to make their stickers….

The Five Senses: Sight

To celebrate our sense of sight and the fact we can see an amazingly rich and diverse color spectrum I planned a day devoted to the rainbow. Humans are gifted with the ability to see a wide spectrum of color unlike other animals, for example dogs, who have only two types of cones in their…