Saturday, July 16, 2011

Seuss art camp day 3

This was our messiest day by far but lots of fun too. We started with the Lorax story then made a diorama from a milk carton,  straws and feathers, and a wood turning. The kids got to make the Lorax and decorate/color him then make the truffula trees using straws and feathers and mount everything into the box. I was a little concerned that the story and project might be a bit of a stretch for this age group but they were familiar with the story and really got into working with the materials. The kids even made a couple of extra truffula trees for me.

Breaking for a new story between projects has really worked out well. The kids love to be read to and we love reading to them. It sure made set up and change over a breeze. We did oobleck and it is a stunning mess but very fun. We used the cornstarch recipe and except for the sandwich bags being unequal to squishing things went very well. Not many bags went home but we were able to let it drip from our fingers and really get the idea "it is so oobleck." We had the wading pool to wash up in so messy was just fine. 
We ended the day with painted feet and feathered hats. Painting each other's feet with shaving cream paint and making a "foot painting" was not for everyone so some didn't get a painting and some only decided at the very end to do this. The hats were a great success--I'll bet Bartholomew could have used a few of ours in his 500! 
Take a look at the video slide show at the end of this blog.

Booklist for Seuss it up:
 The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
 Horton hears a Who
 I can read with my eyes shut
 Oh, the places you'll go
 The Lorax
 One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
 Yertle the turtle, and other stories
 And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street
 The butter battle book
 The cat in the hat comes back!
 Did I ever tell you how lucky you are
 Dr. Seuss's Sleep book.
 Fox in socks
 Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
 My many colored days
 The shape of me and other stuff
 The Sneetches, and other stories
 Thidwick, the big-hearted moose

 The Foot Book

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