I'm a fan of the way they are seamlessly incorporated into our lessons and the way they expose our children to a variety of artists and processes.
Their favorite part? Besides loving dinosaurs, I think they're most excited that mom is saying "yes!" to painting. (They know I can't stand the mess.)
Last week, we really enjoyed making our own dinosaurs with shape cut outs and sponge paintings with dinosaur stencils. I thought the latter turned out super cute!
Noah commented on how strange it was to make dinosaurs from shapes like stars and hearts. Ada Grace enjoyed naming the different shapes as she positioned them on the paper. It was a great way for her to build vocabulary and practice speech sounds.
In the end the children's pictures might not have looked much like actual dinosaurs, but the focus was on the process and I feel they really got a lot out of that experience.
But my favorite art project of the week by far was Dinosaur Stencil Art! In this Invitation to Create, my kids got to use cardboard stencils and sponges provided by Mother Goose time to paint dinosaurs.
I loved hearing about their color choices and watching their unique dinosaurs come to life on paper!
Stay tuned to hear more about our adventures with Mother Goose Time and dinosaurs next week!