The beginning of April, the the Getty Museum issued an art challenge for all of us at home. Recreate art with household items It is a joy to see how creative people are with household items, toys, pets, children and their families. Today is Masterpiece Monday. I've been cleaning out closets and found my son's wrestling shoes and was inspired to recreate Van Gogh's 'A Pair of Boots'.
Mine is not super creative but it's fun. We have some rainy days ahead. You and your child might be inspired by our Masterpiece Monday artists. Who have we studied?
Vincent Van Gogh
I hope you and your child are inspired to create your own masterpiece. The wrestling shoes are art history.
What do you remember about Vincent? Do you remember how to draw a sunflower? Would that be a still life or a portrait? What other famous painting did Vincent create? Get your crayons and markers and be inspired by Vincent today!
We hope you and your child are having fun with our fairy tales. We love dramatic play at MCP. We have our three little houses so the kiddos can huff and puff and pretend. We also have dress ups and props for our little pigs and wolf. You and your child can use your imaginations if you would like to create a 'prop box' for The 3 Little Pigs. A pink t-shirt, a black t-shirt or just the imagination. Use the houses we have posted on our website. Play indoors or outdoors. Huff and puff and run around. Our Fun Food Friday for this unit is our 3 Little Pigs snack. We tell the children are going to have straw, sticks and bricks for snack.
Our Three Little Pigs snack is yummy and easy. Add straw (1 can potato sticks), sticks (2 bags pretzels sticks---we broke in half for easy eating) and bricks (2 bags chocolate chunks). It makes enough for fifteen hungry little piggies so you can cut in half for you and your family.
Jelly beans are great for sorting, patterns and counting.
This is an easy activity to do at the kitchen table. Give your child some jelly beans and sort the jelly beans by color. Your child can put the jelly beans in piles or line them up like a bar graph. Use words like greatest, most, least, fewest and equal. Count the jelly beans.
We also create patterns with the jelly beans. We work on the AB, AAB, ABB and ABC pattern but you can get really creative with your child. The jelly beans make fun colorful patterns.
See if your child can count out ten jelly beans. Challenge them to count out twelve or twenty. Want to do more? If you search 'preschool activities with jelly beans' you will have a million ideas to get you started. Jelly beans will make math fun for you child!
Upcoming lessons will be coloring our ABC's so they look like the letters we decorate at school. Letters are located on our website under MCP Homeschool. The lessons will be divided into short segments until we get caught up to letter W.
You and your child can put these in book form or hang in your home.