The book offers four types of creative invitations: Invitations to Explore easy ideas for fun and play, Invitations to Create open-ended, Invitations to Play sensory-based activities, craft-based activities, and Big Projects ongoing process-art activities. Packed with joyful and educational art experiences for kids, Play, Make, Create offers fun and engaging imaginative activities focused on the fun and reward of creating, not just producing a final project.
Founded in a process-based philosophy, create, or thoughtfully designed prompts to explore, this unique book includes more than 40 activities set up as invitations, and play. Author meri cherry has more than 20 years of teaching experience, and her blog mericherry. Com has set the standard for meaningful and enriching process art experiences that are both manageable for parents, and appealing and fun for kids.
Play, Make, Create, A Process-Art Handbook: With over 40 Art Invitations for Kids * Creative Activities and Projects that Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Connection #ad - Play, how to present an activity and talk to kids about art, Create begins with a guide for parents, and facilitators that discusses how to set up materials in an inviting way, Make, teachers, and how to stock the right materials for ongoing creativity. Among the projects and activities you’ll find:A collage project that takes a no-rules approach to creating with cut-out drawings and pictures.
Ideas for building a science station that allow kids to experiment with kitchen cabinet supplies such as soap, measuring spoons, cotton balls, and baking soda.
The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and CreativityRoost Books #ad - The artful parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated editionArt making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence.
From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to:* pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more* Encourage artful living through everyday activities* Foster a love of creativity in your family.
Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking with more than 25 Process Art ExperiencesQuarry Books #ad - As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be facilitators who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Most workshops are suitable to preschool-aged children, and each contains ideas for explorations and new twists to engage older or more experienced artists.
Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, imperfection, the role of adult, a self-guided teaching philosophy. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials.
Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking with more than 25 Process Art Experiences #ad - These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences. Children explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops.
Art workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects.
Cardboard Creations: Open-Ended Exploration with Recycled MaterialsThe Innovation Press #ad - Start reusing, exploring, and inventing today! Look no further than your recycling bin to ignite your child's imagination! Featuring more than 20 sustainable art projects with more than 75 different variations, Cardboard Creations shows you how to inspire creativity without having to buy fancy art supplies.
Whether you're a parent or caregiver in search of activities for just one child, or a seasoned art teacher looking for new projects to engage a group of children, this book is for you.
Collage Workshop for Kids: Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle MuseumQuarry Books #ad - Everything you need to know about collage is in this book, librarians, making it a great reference for teachers, and parents. Be inspired and delighted by collage workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children—made in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
Collage workshop for kids pairs essays by educators from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how to work with colored tissue paper, torn paper, painted paper, fabric and buttons, newspaper, and more.
Collage Workshop for Kids: Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle Museum #ad - Members of the museum's education staff offer expert advice on creating art with children. In each chapter, reggio-inspired author and teacher Shannon Merenstein explores each technique with original ideas.
Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of LearningQuarry Books #ad - The author's wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, Waldorf, including Reggio Emilia, and Montessori. Become a catalyst for cultivating your child’s curious mind through these steps and activities, preparing a space, including science and literacy:Take stock for your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, which start with art and apply to other subjects, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices.
Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play. Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child’s inner alchemist with “potion trays” they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more.
Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of Learning #ad - Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes. Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop. In wonder art workshop, and other facilitators, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, experiment, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and discover.
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little InventorsRoost Books #ad - They don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. Roost Books. They're not limited by their imaginations, and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom-poms can become a hot bowl of soup. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments.
The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking. In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, this book also includes a buffet of recipes magic potions, and homemade butter and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors #ad - This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world. Children gravitate toward sensory experiences playing with slime, figuring out how things work taking toys apart, and testing the limits of materials mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown.
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab. Com—hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more. For children two and up. Kids are natural tinkerers.
Paint Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Painting and Mixed Media for Budding Artists of All AgesQuarry Books #ad - Each project sequence includes a complete materials list, a finished sample, and the inspiring work of a noted artist. Have fun exploring:painting techniques by making folded paper insect monoprints. Your imagination with a marbled paper galaxy painting. Color with pencil eraser pointillism. Mixed media art by embellishing a family photo mounted on canvas.
This book is perfect for anyone who teaches or leads hands-on art experiences: creative, DIY-inspired parents, friends, community, homeschoolers, families, scouting, and youth group leaders. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Popular artist and author stephanie corfee offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, stimulate new ideas, combine materialsin interesting ways, explore color, full-color photographs for projects that teach techniques, and encourage self-expression.
Paint Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Painting and Mixed Media for Budding Artists of All Ages #ad - Quarry Books. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. The popular lab for kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, geology, including art, clay, astronomy, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields.
Roost Books. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. Paint lab for kids is an inspiring collection of 52 fresh, kid-friendly projects for nurturing an artistic spirit and a love of art through working and playing with paint.
Ocean BingoLaurence King Publishing #ad - Includes such favorites as the emperor penguin, killer whale, sea otter, and Pacific seahorse as well as lesser known sea inhabitants like the yellow-bellied sea snake and the bioluminescent octopus. Boasting 64 weird, and beautiful species, wonderful, Ocean Bingo is filled with fun facts and glorious illustrations that are guaranteed to delight aquatic afficionados.
This family-friendly game is packed with ocean creatures for hours of bingo fun. Quarry Books. Mark each species off on your card as it's called and be the first to shout BINGO! Roost Books.
Stitch and String Lab for Kids: 40+ Creative Projects to Sew, Embroider, Weave, Wrap, and Tie Lab for Kids 21Quarry Books #ad - Kids are encouraged to make variations and personalize the projects to their own style and personality. In stitch and string lab for kids, and weaving to string art, embroidery, needle felting, art teacher and winner of the Netflix bake-off show Nailed It! Cassie Stephens presents 40+ inventive projects that explore everything from simple sewing, and yarn crafts.
Stitch and string lab for kids leads children, step by step, through a huge range of sewing and fiber art projects. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. The popular lab for kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, astronomy, clay, math, geology, including art, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields.
Stitch and String Lab for Kids: 40+ Creative Projects to Sew, Embroider, Weave, Wrap, and Tie Lab for Kids 21 #ad - Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Parents, and facilitators will appreciate the easy, homeschoolers, illustrated instruction and the curriculum-friendly format, teachers, with projects that can be completed in any order. They will also experiment with string art, shibori dyeing, pompom animals, needle felting, as well as finger knitting, yarn art, and cool wrapping projects.
Roost Books. Each project includes a materials list and illustrated steps, and the book is filled with useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels.
Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier KidsWhite Lion Publishing #ad - In simple happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph. D. Provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, instead, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners.
Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, calm, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, and joy. Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Quarry Books. Start with the Simple Manifesto:Buy less.
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