Storytime for France: Art

For our third week in France, we took a trip to the LOUVRE and explored art. This week also had a special art project that the kids did at the end.  It was a great week! Here are the plans.

Storytime Plans for France: Art

Bonjour!

Sing Welcome Song (Come on everybody and clap your hands . . . stomp your feet . . . jump up high . . . swing your arms . . . spin around . . . sit right down . . . on the way to Passport Pals. ) Watch me spin the globe . . .

Spin globe . . . Remember where we are this month? We are in France! Who can tell me where France is? What continent is it on? Find France on map/globe/continent.

Continent Cheer (GGM #3)

Suitcase — paints, paintbrushes, picture of Mona Lisa, scissors, chicken? Shaker? Frog?

Today we are going to talk about ART, but first, let’s take another tour of Paris — this time with Mr. Chicken!

ReadMr. Chicken Goes to Paris” by Leigh Hobbs

Sing “I Know a Chicken” with shakers — Laurie Berkner Band #16 (We have the cd for this, but here’s a fun video you can use . . . )

ReadHenri’s Scissors” by Jeanette Winter

Cut out construction paper shapes with fancy scissors (play French music while they work). (NOTE: The kids had fun using the fancy scissors, but a lot of my kids needed help because they didn’t have the skill of cutting perfected yet.)

Our next story is about another artist and a frog! Can you leap like a frog? (practice leaping). What does a frog say? (ribbit) Let’s see if we can find the frog in this story!

ReadWhere is the Frog” by Geraldine Elschner

Fingerplay: Five Green & Speckled Frogs (this is a link to the words and a song if you want to try singing it . . .also there’s a video 🙂 I had little frogs cut out of flannel with velcro on the back that I used on a flannel “glove” (I wear the glove and take the frogs off each time. The kids also enjoy helping to take off the frogs)

Passports/Stamp

For this week, I had a special art project that the kids did out in the main part of the library at the tables. I had pictures of famous art works that the kids used watercolor paints to paint. They really enjoyed this project.

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Author: Cheri Gamble

Cheri Gamble is a minister's wife and mom to five boys who lives in Southwestern Lower Michigan. She and her husband, Tom, have been married for over twenty years and they have been involved with vocational ministry for just as long. Cheri enjoys working with the children and youth at her church as a Sunday School teacher, children's worship leader, and children's music and drama leader. She also serves as a volunteer consultant at the local Pregnancy Resource Center and works part time as a Youth Services Team Member at her local library. In her free time, Cheri enjoys reading, writing, working on her blog, and watching football with her boys.

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