Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Messy Fun - 30 Day Challenge (Day 17-19)

Last week I had a little more time and hence was able to work on more Messy Fun challenge activities... :) these were what we have done...

Day 17 - Moon Face
Love this really heart warming story very much... it's about a girl asking her dad to get the moon for her... but the moon was a little too big for daddy to bring it down...so he waited when the moon was at a phase where it was smaller... and with his super long ladder he brought the moon down to his daughter to play with... great book to introduce the phases of the moon to the kids.
Discovered this art idea from a super cool website... name "No Time For Flash Cards"... isn't the title of the website cool??? *LOL*... that's my exact sentiment... so much fun to have while learning, seriously have no need nor time for flash cards... anyways I digressed...

For this art, we used white glue, glue paint, shaving foam and a cardboard piece cut out in a full circle.
The kids squeezing the bottles of glue onto the cardboard piece...refining their fine motor skills...
Then I sprayed some shaving foam for them to work on... super messy but super fun!!! I let it dry over night and it was really interesting to see "crater" like surface on the dried pieces of art work...

Day 18 - Little Lady Bugs
I have the kids paste the letter L onto the paper before we head onto the messy part of the art.
Took out a red ink pad and have them go finger stamping away...
With his super dirty and messy fingers, Tim drew a lady bug out of the finger prints :)

Day 19 - Tulip Confetti Fun
Drew a shape of a tulip, free hand and cut out two pieces of the template (more ideal if the tulip was in a contrasting colour to the background paper)... together with a few fancy hole punchers we cut out the 'confetti' (you may use regular hole punchers too) on paper of different colours.
Had wanted the kids to colour the leaves of the tulip green but they decided that they want to have it their way... *shrug*... can't deny an artist of his creative stance.
They had more fun messing the confetti up than to paste them onto the tulip... there were fancy shapes of paper all over the house... *fainted*

Like I've said before... all in the name of fun!!!

Day 20 - Bunnies and Stars
Goodnight Moon, a popular children's classic story book. I like it that it's simple and there are loads of stuff to observe on each page... great way to have a conversation with the kids during a before bedtime read aloud session... ;)
We read the story using the elements that I've printed for the kids to work on pasting them onto the white board. The story board elements were all pasted with magnetic tape (an alternative to feltboard story).


And we sang the Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars both in mandarin and English...
Finally we worked on the craft... simple colouring...
and pasting...
Here's the end product... *smile*

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pauline,

Fun fun fun !! My missy loves Good night moon too. She will look for the mouse in each coloured page and i like the way the book becoming "dim" at the end indicating night time and sleeping mood. This is so far our favourite bed time reading :)

Good idea on the activities. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Mico

Rose said...

It is always fun to watch your kids having so much fun!! My gal loves those finger stamping. She does a lot in school and most of the time, coming home with stain on her uniform. Hahaha!

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Joyce Long said...

Wow..it is really warming to see the kids having so much fun with arts...especially together with gor gor and mei mei...