Happy Turkey Day! Three days of thanksgiving art camp just ended. The kids learned about the season autumn, we played autumn/thanksgiving themed games and of course did tons of art.
A couple of days of camp we read books. One was to teach the kids about the changing of the seasons. We asked them about their favorite season and talked about what makes the season of autumn special. The other book we read on the last day was a counting story to teach them about thanksgiving. On other days we did felt boards, where we read them a story about fall.
The kids had to guest which felt items connected to the store and then we hung them on the wall.
One of the days we played Thanksgiving Bingo. The kids used fruit loops as markers, but you can use goldfish or any other snack. It was a great pre-snack time activity.
Art projects included necklace making. We love these fall foam beads!
The kids really took their time coloring wooden fall themed objects.
One of our favorite activities was making these clay turkeys. We used air dry clay with beads for the turkey’s face. Once they hardened the kids got to paint them too!
Mask making was also a hit. The kids got to choose between a pumpkin or a wolf mask.
On the last day we had a little friendsgiving where the kids got to play tic-tac-toe among some other things on an interactive tablecloth.
The kids got to make thanksgiving inspired headbands to wear during snack time.
We ended camp with making thankful turkeys. We talked about what they were thankful for. Of course, to be expects many of the kids said their families. 🙂
This summer camp consisted of some of our favorite topics and there was many fun art things to do, it was almost sad that we had to condense it down, but the kids had a blast just the same.
Each day we did a short lesson plan which included reading books about our topic, sticker scenes and sensory play. Our favorites was doing a gardening activity and making a moon out of clay.
Art camp wouldn’t be art camp without tons of art. One of our all time favorites is sand art. Forewarning it can be messy and you will feel sand on the bottom of your feet for days! The kids love coloring with sand.
Of course the all time MVP is painting. Nothing beats a painting activity. We painted underwater scenes and rockets for this summer camp.
Check out the video for this art camp to see more of out fun activities.
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Last week we finished up our first art camp for ages 3 to 7. The kids learned about the seasons and we did related art projects according to each season. It was the most rewarding week yet at Imagine Play.
Every morning we started off with an activity. The kids learned the reasons for seasons, the weather for each season, and the calendar months associated with each season.
We also played season themed games, sang songs, read books and incorporated felt boards.
But most of all we did ART!
Art projects included painting of a beach, a scroll tree hand that represented fall, winter photo blocks and a spring flower pot with included grass seeds for them to plant at home.