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Art Time Activities for Feelings Fun

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Smile! You are on Candid Camera!  Take a picture of the children in your care after you have asked them to give their best happy, sad, surprised and scared faces.  There are so many things you can do with these pictures:  You can make a small book or make picture frames with cool handmade borders by the children or just simply hang these up for parents to look at.

You can discuss the different feelings.  Read one of the suggested books about feelings in our upcoming suggestions (in 2 days) and try to tie in the bilingual fun part of it with our song and book.

Parents love and adore this.  It can be a really inexpensive activity if you have a digital camera and just print off regular paper.

Music Makes My Feelings Go Round:  This is a fun way to show children how music makes you feel different – that different types of music evoke different feelings.

Set out large butcher paper if possible or at least large blank white pieces of paper along with paint and many paint brushes of various sizes.  (For the young, young crowd finger paints might even be the better choice!    YOU decide!)

Have a pre-set line up of songs set up with different types of music (Boca Beth bilingual fun, classical, rock, instrumental, and so on).  Give the children simple directions to paint on the paper to the speed of the music they hear and the mood they feel while each particular piece of music is playing.

You will most likely notice some slow painting and relaxed movements to classical and some very fast painting and rapid stroke lines during the more upbeat and fast songs.  

Follow this art activity up with a discussion about feelings:  sad, happy, surprised, etc.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth