We decided for this Wonderful Wednesday to focus on American art since the fourth of July is right around the corner. Before getting started for the day, we had a lovely time playing in the garden and after a dance party, the toddlers joined us outside.
We started with an American art folder which is usually in Ms. Claire's classroom. Pictured below are famous paintings from other American artists, including Norman Rockwell. The coolest part of the paintings is that they all depict some place within the United States--including the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. The children examined each picture closely as we talked about each one.
We had a red, white and blue snack--with fresh strawberries, blueberries and popcorn. Our friends love to eat!
Andy Warhol is probably most famous for his Campbell's soup can prints--did you know he made hundreds of them in varying colors? We decided to try our own "Pop Art" by making collages of brightly colored ladybugs.
The children enjoyed learning about modern artist, Jackson Pollock, who became famous for his over-sized abstract paintings that he created by splattering, dripping and splashing paint on the canvas. His method of painting was called Action Painting by the art critics. Pollock felt that his art was a way to express his feelings. The children LOVED creating their own "action painting" out in the garden.
And after our Pollock inspired paintings, we were ready to go for outdoor water play!
Of course, facials were a must during our outside water play!
After our playtime, we came in, cleaned up and ate lunch together. To finish up our day, we did some yoga. We all had a wonderful time! See you on July 11!
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