Wednesday, March 16, 2011

stART - Shamrocks

A Story + Art = a great stART!!!!

This week instead of doing a project to a story, we did it to a song (that we read as a poem). It is called Five Little Shamrocks (lyrics listed below). I found it HERE, although if you "google" it you can find it on many a website...

Five Little Shamrocks

One green shamrock, in the morning dew;
Another one sprouted;
And then there were two.
Two green shamrocks, growing 'neath the tree,
Another one sprouted;
And then there were three.
Three green shamrocks, by the cottage door,
Another one sprouted;
And then there were four.
Four green shamrocks, near a beehive;
Another one sprouted;
And then there were five.
Five little shamrocks, bright and emerald
Five little shamrocks, bright and emerald green,
Think of all the luck these shamrocks will bring.

Tot School Beginnings Project (age 1 1/2): We painted their hands and made a Shamrock out of their handprints. We then used a paint brush to add the stem... I had them glue on the lyrics of the song to complete the project.

Preschool Project (age 3 1/2- 4): The girls glued the lyrics onto their papers... then they used their thumbs to make 5 Shamrocks..(Then we used a marker for the stems)...

Braeden and Juliette painting their hands (after the project was over)... as much as I would have loved to get a picture of Braeden doing his handprint...there was no way I was leaving his side and picking up the camera...even for me that is too brave... so instead... after the project was done, the kids painted with green paint... and Juliette started painting her hand right Braeden followed suite....

Ryleigh doing her thumbprints....
The finished projects from the girls....
Braeden's finished Shamrock...

For more great stART posts check out A Mommy's Adventures!
For more fun projects check out My Delicious Ambiguity , ABC and 123... Red Ted Art and JDaniel4's Mom


Michelle said...

Very cute!! We had fun working on these projects with you today. Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

RedTedArt said...

Aaaaah how lovely! love both the finger print and handprint shamrocks! Perfect!!

Happy St Patrick's Day!!

(and thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!)

Anonymous said...

Very fun! I love how these turned out!! :-)

Ticia said...

Thumb print art is so much fun.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The poem and the thumb prints are so cute!

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Crisc said...

Great projects! Im your newest follower from Read.Learn.Explore =)