Celebrating Spring: Paper Bag Butterflies

Celebrating Spring: Paper Bag Butterflies

This project was inspired by the Artful Parent recycled paper bag heart project. Instead of hearts we adapted the projects to fit our spring theme. Our project became butterflies with a recycled twist! Since flowers and butterflies are such a large part of our spring...
Celebrating Spring: Salt Dough Animal Impressions

Celebrating Spring: Salt Dough Animal Impressions

Story telling has been an increasingly regular part of my curriculum. I use books as tools for communicating themes and abstract concepts that tie into the project of the day. Stories and illustrations help children tune in deeper and enable them to grasp ideas that...
The Five Senses: Sight

The Five Senses: Sight

To celebrate our sense of sight and the fact we can see an amazingly rich and diverse color spectrum I planned a day devoted to the rainbow. Humans are gifted with the ability to see a wide spectrum of color unlike other animals, for example dogs, who have only two...
The Five Senses: Taste

The Five Senses: Taste

The second week of our Five Senses session focused on taste. I intentionally avoid edible projects in the studio because I don’t want to give a mixed message to students that it’s okay to put materials in their mouth one day and not the next. For one day...
The Five Senses: Touch

The Five Senses: Touch

Developing Studio Sprout curriculum feeds my creative bug and truly satisfies my soul. Sometimes I’ll get on a kick and jam out several months of fun themes and inspiring projects. The Five Senses has been simmering in the background for quite a while and...