Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Preschool Art Group

Today's preschool art group theme was Thanksgiving with tribute to Native Americans.  First the kids painted paper sacks to make vests.

Whew  - they were WILD by clean-up time.  Two words: paint everywhere.

Mr. Intensity was banished to his room for spitting on another child. The other children asked, "What will happen to him?"  

I told them, "At our house, we follow God's word in the Bible that says, 'He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.' So that means..."

The children enthusiastically filled in the blank and actually cut me off by saying, "He gets a spankin'!  We do too!  That's what my Mom and Dad believe, too!"  And they took turns telling me (funny to me) details.
After the momentary affliction, Mr. Intensity re-joined the group to make a head dress.  When I told the kids we were making a "head dress" one of the boys said, "Boys don't wear dresses!"
While they made their feathery creations, I told them a story from the book I'm giving away.
And ended the story by making popcorn, since the Natives showed the Pilgrims the wonder of POP!  This simple treat made me the most fun mom, ever.  I'd planned to add a bit of real maple syrup (again, like the natives showed the Europeans) but the kiddos seemed perfectly content with bland pop corn.  So I skipped the sweet.  They were wired without it.
Wanna guess who's kid is crying?  It really was a good morning, I promise.


Anonymous said...

fun. Great ideas.

John and Pam said...

God bless you, Julie! It was fun to hear the other kids confirm that spankings are still used.

reprehriestless warillever said...

Have I mentioned that your art group sounds like a blast?

Other than the spitting, spanking, and tears, it looks like a good time was had by all.

Julie said...

I love your art classes! Poor JI... and are they all wearing "vests" in the last pic? So cool!

Michele said...

Oh man - I totally remember making those "vests" when I was a kid - how fun! I love all of your cool ideas - going to do the cabbage one soon!


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