Thursday, February 3, 2011

stART and Geography: Aunt Minnie and the Twister

A cute story about a woman who takes in a lot of kids and how they live, and what it was like for them to live through a twister, and what happened to their house.

Now for the project.


First, make spaghetti for lunch.  At some point I will write down a recipe for this, but sufficive to say the recipe involves lots of oregano, basil, and garlic.  And it’s yummy.  If  I could I would eat it 5 times a week.  Jeff objects to that, so I don’t.


Save some of those noodles for your art.




Next have them draw a picture of some sort.  I chose to have them draw a picture of a family on a walk.


After they’ve completed this give them a spaghetti noodle and some black paint.  They’re going to drag the noodle all over the picture to make a twister.





Here’s their finished results.  It wasn’t the spectacularly amazing picture I was thinking it would be.  I saw another blog post recently where they did it and theirs turned out much better.


Here’s what I think I did wrong:


1.  I didn’t provide enough paint.


2.  I think they watered their paint down a little.


I’m not sure.  Anyone else done something like this?  What worked for you?


All right, now head on over to Debbie over at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn for more geography and history, and over to A Mommy’s Adventures for more art projects.


Now to go solve a fighting problem for some rather tired kiddos.

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