Thursday, December 3, 2009

stART- Merry Christmas Curious George

A Story + Art = A great stART!

This week we read Merry Christmas, Curious George. It's a cute story featuring Curious George decorating a Christmas Tree in a hospital. For our project, I had the girls paint and decorate a paper Christmas Tree. I mixed glue in with the paint so that the pom poms would stick. I also had them paint with a Popsicle stick...hoping for a "needle" look.... not really so much... next time I would just give them brushes and add the glue later...which is what ended up happening anyway....


Michelle reading the story to the kids
Painting with the sticks...
Putting the pom poms on...

The finished tree.... (only on the blue paper to dry)...

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10 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

Love the story and the pictures. The finished tree looks super cute.

Our Little Family said...

That looks like such fun! And, can I just say how incredibly jealous I am that you guys are buddies and can team up to do the projects together?! It always looks like such a great time. Let me know if you all will be in CA sometime soon. :)

Rebecca said...

I think the popsicle sticks did make it more of a needle effect. Very creative. This came out so cute.

Debbie said...

What a cute book, and art idea! The finished art turned out so cute!

Jenny said...

This is so simple and cute! Great idea!

vanessa said...

We love curious george--I haven't read the christmas book yet!

Jeanette said...

I like the idea of painting with Popsicle sticks. My kids love it when I give them something other than a paint brush to paint with but we've never used Popsicle sticks. I will have to try this.

Kim said...

We love Curious George, I will have to check out that book. Love the project idea. :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Great Christmas trees! We have this book from the library now too, the kids love it.

Michelle said...

I love when I make it onto the blog :0) We had so much fun doing this project together thanks for having us over! I love how the trees came out too. My house is beginning to look a lot like Christmas :0)

Thanks for linking up!!!