Green is Good!
Thank you so much for all of you who completed the reader survey, something I am going to try to incorporate more often by request are crafts that can be done by a wide range of ages. This green g is simple, and a 18 month old just showing interest in letters could easily explore with paint, crayons and markers, but an older child could make work of it as well. I was pleasantly surprised by how much my son loved this project. My husband and I made dinner while my little artist explored every green marker and paint we had!
- Gather your materials. You will need some white and green paper,glue, scissors, a huge assortment of green markers, glitter glue, paint- everything you have ! If you are doing this with a younger child limit as you see fit! You can’t mess this project up.
- Write a g on your white paper- we are doing lowercase but it will work great with an uppercase as well.
- Start making it green! We started with do a dot art dobbers.
- Next up roller paints.
- Marker time!
- Last but not least glitter ( my son’s nails still have it embedded on them despite a bath!).
- Let dry, cut out and glue onto the green paper.
Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle is a fun interactive book about colors and the color wheel. Kids will love the “trick” on each page. The trick being that if you stare at a color for long enough then stare at a blank page the complementary color will appear! This book is great, but not for a group, a class will disintegrate into “Let me!!” and “My turn!” quickly so this is really is best read one on one!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle is a classic, it is genius in its simplicity. So often we think things have to have fancy bells and whistles to keep toddlers and preschoolers interested and this book proves us wrong yet again. I haven’t met a child who hasn’t responded well to this book about colors and animals!
Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a clever book each page offers a sneak peek at what it next, which my son thought was genius and I have to agree. Soon my son was making his own predictions about what object would be revealed when we turned the page. The book offered so many chances for me to step in and ask my son questions about what we were reading without stalling the momentum of the book.