Thursday, September 30, 2010

stART/ Autumn Zigzag

We have plenty of Autumn books on reserve at the library, we just don’t know when they will come in so we can enjoy them. In the meantime though Selena’s High Five magazine came in with plenty of cute Autumn stories and activities to read and do. We read a story titled Autumn Zigzag by Michael J. Rosen. The story is about all the different zigzag shapes of autumn from the zippers on jackets, to candy corn.

I gave Selena orange, yellow and red construction paper and asked her to cut as many pieces of zigzag shapes she could. We then took a piece of black construction paper folded it in half and glued her cut out pieces to the front.


I showed Selena how we were making our own Autumn card and asked her what she wanted it to say inside. She decided and set to work with white chalk to write the words as I helped her with the spelling.


Now she is just trying to decide if she wants to send this card to her Uncle TJ or keep it for herself.

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  1. Very cute idea! Selena's hair is getting so long.

  2. I can see why she'd be conflicted - it turned out very well!

  3. cute card, nice handwriting. Wish I could convince my almost 7 year old to be so neat.

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  4. The shapes almost look like fallen leaves. Beautiful card.

  5. What a great project! Its so pretty!

  6. oo this turned out so pretty! She looks so proud of the finished product!

  7. Oh how cute!! She looks so proud!

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  8. Don't you just love the difficult decisions that kids struggle with?

    She did a great job.

  9. Oh it such a hard decision for them to turn over the creations to someone else isn't it. I know how she feels. :)

  10. She looks very proud of her fall card! Nice idea. I'll have to look for that book.

  11. Love her zigzags! She did a great job.

  12. I would want to keep it too. It is so cute.

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    Joyful Learner said...
    I read the first book but not the second. Pigasso and Mootise sounds interesting! What a great idea for a collage and introducing picasso's work. I love how he has his legs crossed while studying the picture. He looks really absorbed.

    There were different periods of my life when I was fascinated with different artists. It began with Renoir then moved onto Picasso (his biography was fascinating and disturbing), Van Gogh, Matisse (saw his collection at MoMa where I fell in love with his cut-outs), Cassat, Miro, Rothko, and then finally Calder. It's kind of how people remember different music for different periods in their life. Picasso was my most turbulent times. :)

    September 27, 2010 10:47 PM

    The girl who painted trees said...
    Thanks for linking up! We've read that second book. My third graders loved it when we did our Picasso unit.

    September 28, 2010 9:03 AM

    Raising a Happy Child said...
    Excellent books and very nice activity for Picasso. I love art myself, but I admit that I am not a big fan of anything beyond impressionist period. One exception - Marc Chagall, a native of my own country Belarus.

    September 28, 2010 9:46 AM

    Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...
    Great job at exposing your little one to fine art!

    September 28, 2010 6:38 PM

    RedTedArt said...
    Wow! We "did" the Rennaisance the other week. This is brilliant love it!! A great way to introduce the great artist to litte ones!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Much appreciated!


    September 29, 2010 9:04 AM

    An Almost Unschooling Mom said...
    Very interesting book choices! We will have to check those out. And, I love the pictures of your little guy studying the photos of the painting, too :)

    September 30, 2010 9:22 AM

    sbswtp said...
    What a great project!

    September 30, 2010 9:23 AM

    Brimful Curiosities said...
    Love the portrait collages. Looks like a fun craft to do and I like how you tied it in with the Picasso books.

    September 30, 2010 11:15 AM

    Debbie said...
    What a great way of introducing art to your little guy. I love the pictures of him studying the pictures as he works on his art!

    September 30, 2010 11:20 AM

    amandab said...
    There are some great picture story books for kids about artist out there, don't you think? We have borrowed books on Firda Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe and Princess has really loved them!

    I ha ve just finished chopping up my magazines for pictures, but will have to try and find something to see if we can try these face collages too a I can imagine that they would be lots of fun. A Mr Potato Head on paper :)

    September 30, 2010 4:27 PM

    Mozer said...
    I really need to do better at integrating artist study in our year. This looks like a fantastic project and I'm bookmarking it.

    September 30, 2010 8:12 PM

    artsy_momma said...
    Cute project!

    September 30, 2010 9:31 PM

    JDaniel4's Mom said...
    I love how you used magazine pictures.

    Please stop by and link this activity to Read.Explore.Learn on my blog.

    October 1, 2010 1:54 PM

    JDaniel4's Mom said...
    Thanks for joining Read.Explore.Learn. I love have a place on my blog where I can get quick reminders of where I found great ideas to try with JDaniel.