May 6, 2014

Mother's Day Card: Drawn, Collaged, and Painted

Mother's Day Card:
Drawn, Collaged, and Painted


Today was art day at for the Early Twos at Cornerstone Child Development Center.  Since Mother's Day is coming soon, the children made I Love You Cards for their Mommies.





Preparing the Lesson:


  • A Mother's Day card would not be complete without the words I Love You and Thank You somewhere in the message.  After composing the messages on the computer, I ran them off and cut them out.  




Teaching the Lesson:


  • We used yellow card stock for the card. The children drew an interesting marker design on the inside.








  • Next came a pretty flower sticker.  When you're two years old, it takes great concentration to place a sticker. The sticky surface can be tricky to manipulate.


                 * First you have to get the sticker off the teacher's fingers.









* Then you have to place it on the card, sticky side down.








* And then you get to feel soooo proud.










  • The children glued their Thank You message on next.








  • Here's what the inside of the card looked like when they were done.









  • We started on the front of the card next. I had precut a heart for each child, which they painted with red paint. (The children are getting very good at moving their brush all over the paper to spread the paint.)  









  • Then they glued the painted heart and an I Love You message on the front.  With that the card was complete.






Concepts explored:

  • Shape recognition: heart
  • Color recognition: yellow and red
  • Small muscle coordination
  • Following directions
  • Listening
  • Taking turns 
  • Learning to paint
  • Learning to glue items on paper





Happy Mother's Day 
from all the little-arty-pants at 
Cornerstone Child Development Center.









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