Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rainbows - How Does Yours Look?

Our art table today consisted of six trays of paint and six arches.
We painted rainbows using arches cut from pink insulation foam.
 I love when fun activities teach and inspire.
 I heard this little girl say the colour as she picked up each arch that she wanted.
 She put them all in order till the last one.
 As she sat there and admired her painting
I could see her eyes moving from the green arch at the top
to the bottom of her rainbow.
I waited for her to comment or add something,
but she didn't,
 instead she moved on to gluing on gold pieces
and a pot of gold.
Meanwhile, across the table, her brother was inspired to use the arches in a different way.
 Their mom stood watching.
 She commented on the different approaches her children took to art.
 Both enjoyed their work.
And mom made wonderful, descriptive comments about both.

Here are a few other works of art.
 A 20 month old with encouragement from grandpa,
especially when her fingers got paint on them.
He showed her how to make fingerprints and it
motivated her to keep painting.
 A 3 year olds art.
A 2 year olds art.


  1. Beautiful! What a fun and wonderful collection of rainbows!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  2. I think I need to print this out and put it with B&J's rainbow's in their "art to keep" box. What a nice keepsake Maureen, Thanks.

    1. Thank you Lisa for participating in the program and talking about the development and interests of your children. Those discussions help me understand children better and provide a fuller program.