Have your child read or listen to the story Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin. Provide white paper and invite your child to use it to create Pete’s white shoes. After your child creates the shoes, invite them to add various colors to the shoes. Ask them how Pete got each color on his shoe and record their responses.
Paper Plate Emotions
Cut paper plates in half, give your child half of a plate and invite them to draw a mouth on the plate expressing an emotion (i.e. a smile for happy, frown for sad) on one side then turn the plate over and draw another mouth expressing a different emotion on the back. Attach a Popsicle stick to the bottom of the plate for your child to hold and provide a mirror for your child to use as they hold the emotion mask over their own mouth.
After looking at themselves with one expression ask your child to turn the plate around and look at themselves with the other expression. Use this as an opportunity to start a discussion about experiencing emotions and how and why emotions can change, including how actions and words can have an effect on other people’s emotions.
Transform This Challenge
Supply various objects such as recycled materials and challenge your child to select one and transform it into something new. Allow your child to use an assortment of art materials such as recycled materials, collage materials, markers, paint, glue, etc. to transform the object they select. Talk with the your child about what the original item was and what they have transformed it into as well as how they transformed the object. When finished, your child can write about how they transformed the object on a piece of paper to share with others.
Supply red, yellow and blue paint and invite your child to explore coloring mixing and how the colors can change into new colors. You can do this activity with only black and white paint, or add black and white paint as an extension of this activity.
***Our Step-Up is only 2 weeks away! Please practice the Pledge of Allegiance and our two step-up songs with your child daily. Our Zoom meetings for next week will be Monday, June 8th at 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, June 11th at 11:30 a.m.
Have a nice weekend!