I found Art on recommendation of one of What My Child Is Reading participants, but unfortunately I can’t recall who it was. Anna really enjoyed the rhymed story and the illustrations in the book. It also has very few words on each page to give more space for illustrations, so it could be a good book for beginning readers who still rely very much on memory when they “read” their books.
The obvious choice for this project would be painting, but my daughter rarely goes for obvious choices and not a big fan of painting in general. She still has a love affair with her oil pastels, and she decided to do some rock painting instead. She scribbled on a bunch of stones and then suddenly remembered a ladybug stone painting that they did in her school once. We picked a flat stone from our front yard, and after thinking about it for a while she decided that she wants to do “a modern ladybug”. I have no idea where she learned about “modern art” – probably something was mentioned in school. Her ladybug was modern all right – she first drew something resembling a skeleton and then used pastels of every color on it. Then she decided to give her creation “a dirt bath”. It made almost all colors come off, but she was pleased with her final result.
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