Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fun Movies You've Maybe Never Seen Before: The Grand Budapest Hotel

This is easily my very most favorite movie I've seen so far this year.  The characters are all interesting and vivid and just incredible, and this might sound weird, but I think the hotel itself is one of the best characters.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Preschool Collaborative Impressionism Art: Painting With Dinosaurs

"T-Rex Chasing Bubbles" 


Children (ages 3-5) were presented with art tissue circles, dinosaur figurine toys, and acrylic paints. 

Each dino had matching colored paint to dip into and make tracks with (red Steggie had red paint.)

Blue Brachi had blue paint. 

Some dinosaurs stomped on the pink canvas. 


Some opted for the blue canvas.


This project was a superfun way to mix process-focused art, science, and dramatic play. Besides being able to explore colors, shapes, textures, and dino vocabulary, this activity gave the children the opportunity to create and verbally express their own unique imaginary narratives: some dinos ran, hopped, ate, swam, played, chased bubbles (yes, CHASED BUBBLES), and one even stopped to "lay eggs and die."