Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Windy Trees

Wind became our topic yesterday.  We have had some breezy/windy days in the last couple days, so it has been discussed a lot.  Coincidental,it is letter W week.  :)  I laid out some paper (that would of been discarded if I didn't save it), some crayons, straws and diluted paint.  First, the children drew a tree without leaves, then we poured a bit of the paint on the top of the tree and blew the wind through the trees!  I had to first discuss how to blow, not suck, as someone almost inhaled some paint.  There were lots of giggles with this project.  


 We also made some 'Wind Testers'.  Using a jumbo popsicle stick, tape a length of crepe paper on the end.  Stand outside to see which way the wind is blowing.  Their little eyes were so excited when they saw the crepe paper blow in the wind!  

2 comments:

  1. I love that you are Andrew's teacher. He talks to anyone that would listen about you.

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  2. What I love about this idea is that I do take time with the children to stop and listen to the trees. Sometimes the children try to guess what they are saying. This is a wonderful extension to that and simply a great art activity!
    Thanks Ms. Jessi!

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