Category archives: Creative Thinking

Rock Drawing Project0

Go on a scavenger hunt to have each child find a flat-ish rock or stone.  Ask the child what does the shape of the rock look like?  What does it remind them of?  What can they turn it into?  An alien head?  A fish?     Use markers to draw on the rocks to draw the details of what t ..

 

 

 

 

Owl Masks0

We made owl masks for an owl parade on Halloween. Adults cut out mask shapes from tagboard and taped craft sticks to one side with packing tape (we used 2 craft sticks to add stability). Children glued on feathers and a triangle foam "beak". The results were great for our 3 and 4 year olds. Octob ..

 

Free Art!0

This was a bit tricky for me. Our week was fire safety and our letter was "L". Next week's "F"! So I explained that we would be doing free art with feathers, foam pieces and paper plates. The next thing I knew the children were talking about how they were decorating their jack o'laterns! What creati ..

 

 

 

Colorful Crow Puppets1

The past couple of weeks, we've been discussing fall. This particular week, we talked about scarecrows and crows. Our color of the week was black, hence the discussion about crows. The children wanted to know why we don't see crows that are other colors. After reading "The Falling Leaves and the Sca ..