Monday, July 10, 2017

Art for Littles 2017

Art for Littles Camp 2017!

With a Master's Degree in Children's Literature,
 a love for giving children an opportunity to paint,
and the desire for children to know Jesus,
Art for Littles Camp was born!

We will be reading Eric Carle books this week, painting
and learning about Jesus! 
(Art for Littles is pretty much my favorite!)

we read: Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother Too?
and the answer to that question is YES!

All animals have a mother and we do too.
I asked the children,
 'How do you know your mother loves you?'
They peppered me with lively answers:
'by singing to me at night, reading books to me,
kissing me, hugging me, making me dinner, taking me to Busch Gardens'...
but I told them the number one, and most important way 
your mother loves you is by telling you about Jesus.

 We painted our very own kangaroo and her baby.

 Here is the mommy kangaroo and her baby!

Our memory verse for the day:
"From birth I was cast on you: from my mother's womb
you have been my God." Psalm 86:16

The greatest gift any mother can give to her child is Jesus!

Mister Seahorse, by Eric Carle
In this story we read about how the father seahorse, and 
many other male sea animals, take care of their babies.
We, of course, talked about how their daddies take care of them.
I asked the children, 
"What do you think is the number one important job that our daddies do for us?'
One child answered and said,
"To wash our hands before we eat." (!!!)
Well, they learned that the most important thing
a daddy can do for their babies is to tell them about Jesus.

Our craft  for today was to make our own seahorse mobile!
They got to paint a daddy seahorse and three baby seahorses!
They loved it.

When all the seahorses were dry,
they then got to glue different color sequins to each seahorse.

While we waited for everything to dry, 
the children had an opportunity to make their own creations
with beads!
This little guy made a rocket!

Here are our seahorse mobiles!

The Mixed-Up Chameleon,
by Eric Carle

Today we read the book, The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
We learned that God made us
and we do not need to be anymore like anyone else,
for we are perfect the way we are.

We learned our primary and... 

 Secondary colors.

 We also learned how to
sponge paint!

 We made two different kinds of Chameleons!

 And our memory verse for the day is:
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
Psalm 139:14

At the end of the day their creativity was still flowing =)

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, by Eric Carle

Today we The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, by Eric Carle. 
We learned that we are just like the click beetle in that
there are things we want to do, but can't because we haven't 
learned them yet. And just like the click beetle in the story
we must persevere! 

Our Bible memory verse:
"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be
mature and complete, not lacking anything." (James 1:4)

After the children had painted the top and bottom 
of the click beetle's body, we began to assemble it.
We placed a 'clicker' inside the body of the click beetle!
If the click beetle in the book could click, 
our click beetle had to click too! 
 The kids loved it!

A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle

Our last and final day together. 
Everyone came in and just wanted to sit and 
play quietly at the tables. 
They talked, created and laughed.
It was lovely.

But then it was painting time and they were ready!
We read the book,
A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle.
We learned how to love and encourage our friends!
On Monday we learned about the love of our mommy
On Tuesday we learned about the love of our daddy.
On Wednesday and Thursday we learned about the love of God
and today we learned about friendship love.
Our memory verse was:
"A friend loves at all times..." (Proverbs 17:17)

It was a fantastic week blessed by the Lord!!!
I will miss these precious children- 
OHHHH! How I love each one! 

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