Category Archives for Literacy based art

Recreating Eric Carles animals with tissue paper (literacy art projects)

I just realized that its almost time for summer art camp and I never even finished posting the activities we did last summer. This activity was actually one of my favorite. I have actually gotten used

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What can you do with yarn with kids: 3 ideas (literacy art project)

This book Extra Yarn was another book that I found browsing the kids section in the library that fit perfectly with art projects we were doing in our Summer camp. It’s a cute book and called for

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Little girls collage their favorite dress (literacy art project)

This was another activity from our literacy art project last Summer. Many of the projects we did with the children were decided before we even got the books from the library. This idea however, came to

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Enhance primitive collages with descriptive text (literacy art project)

It looked like spilt milk is a very basic, all time favorite childrens book. As part of our literacy art project series it was a natural to have the children do white, torn paper collages. These collages

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Mini murals of the sea (literacy art project)

As a continuation of the literacy art projects we did in the Summer, here is one that we did with fish. We used 2 books Blue Sea and Swimmy The first thing we did was to have the children make a sea.

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Recreating The Grouchy Ladybug (literacy art project)

It was this afternoon when I found a ladybug in my living room that reminded me that I had not finished posting about our literacy art project from last Summer. We spent the Summer in our art camp reading

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Leaf people projects (literacy art projects)

Fall, which it is now here in New York is a great time to make projects with leaves. Of course, fall projects will consist of gorgeous red, yellow and multicolored leaves. The project we did here was

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Does a Square need to be Perfect? (literacy art projects)

The perfect square was actually the perfect excuse to do some collages with kids. Any reader of this blog will know how much I love collages and you can refer to my 24 of the best most creative kids collages to

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Using a book as an incentive to make flower projects: Counting in the Garden (literacy art projects)

This is our second book in our literacy art project. Our first one was the dot book projects. This second way is based on the book Counting in the garden. It’s a great impetus to make flower projects. I

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Literacy based art projects: We started with dots

We recently finished a wonderful summer in our art camp. Every summer we collect the artwork the children do and make a book out of their work. Last years  book was full of process art  but, this years

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Art book portfolios to keep and showcase your children’s artwork

The best way to make art book portfolios I’ve always had the problem of what to do with the children’s artwork when they are done. I always feel bad sending it home because I know its either

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