Thursday, January 14, 2010

stART - Today is Monday

A Story + Art = A great stART!

This week for our stART project, we read Today is Monday by Eric Carle. Ryleigh and I really like the bright colors throughout the story...I also like it because of the repetition of the days of the week...anyway...toward the end of the "story" there is a monkey who has got an interesting pattern about him...so I had the girls try and duplicate that look. We used toothpicks to scratch lines in a foam circle.... then we painted the circles and put them face down on the paper...then removed them...in short...we made stamps :) The pattern did transfer nicely to the paper and if you use your imagination... it resembles the look of the monkey in the book...the pattern...not the shape... and 3 stars for you if you have followed anything that I have written above...off to get some coffee...

Scratching the pattern into the foam

Painting the foam...
Peeling the foam off the paper... I did not get a close up of the finished project...
Check out what others are doing for their stART projects at A Mommy's Adventures!

10 comments:

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Your post was not hard to follow at all (maybe because I'm in an equally coffee depleted state) - and what a excellent art exercise, you came up with!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

very cute! :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Umm... OK. LOL. We like this book too - great for learning days of the week.

Susana said...

I've never seen this Eric Carle book--thanks for sharing it.

Cute project with your little one!

Rebecca said...

LOL: and 3 stars for you if you have followed anything that I have written above...off to get some coffee...

Our Little Family said...

Oh, I've been searching for some good days of the week stories. I don't know about this one so thank you for posting it. I'll definitely pick one up!

Helene said...

I don't think I've seen that book yet! I'll have to look for it next time we're at the library!

Looks like she had fun with that activity!

Lindsay said...

What a cute craft! I love Eric Carle books :-)

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter enjoys marking days off her calendar. Bet she'd like a story that discusses the days of the week.

Michelle said...

We love this song, it is on one of Emily's Elephant Show DVD's. I want to try making prints with Emily, I will have to try this. To bad I missed TOTSchool on this day :0)

Thanks for linking up!!