Storybooks

Week 4 at Fishtown Rec Center, 1st/2nd graders wrote their own storybooks! It could be about anything they wanted. One girl chose to write about herself, a boy created a coloring book, another girl wrote a story about a castle in the woods with some mystery of imminent danger and …

Fox Masks

Week 4 at Fishtown Rec Center, students turned blank fox-shaped faces into masks. They chose whether or not they wanted to cut out the eyes, or just keep it whole. So many fox cuties! Simply pre-make fox shaped faces onto orange paper and let the students’ imaginations go wild! One …

Farm Friends

Week 4, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Fishtown Rec Center used the same lamb shapes the other groups turned into monsters, but this time, they saw the paper shapes for the true animals they were! Some of the girls turned theirs into devils, while the boys created …

Christmas in July

Week 4 at Fishtown Rec Center, my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students pretended it was Christmas in July! Since it’s almost July 25th, thus marking 5 months until Santa Claus comes to visit, we decorated paper gingerbread people but with a warm, summer setting. So many creative ideas were …

Crazy Creatures

Week 4 at Fishtown Rec Center, Kinder/1st Grade had blank animal/monster shapes to decorate. The original shape is based off a baby lamb, but who am I to stifle their creativity? The students went wild! They created monsters, a cow, a person, and even Pikachu!

Cacti Texture Collage

Week 4, Kinder (almost 1st graders), at Fishtown Recreation Center, discussed the texture of a cacti. Sharp, pointy, spikey, hard, prickly. We talked about collage and how artists glue objects or paper together to create something new- it sometimes looks like something and other times it’s abstract. We created our …

Monster Mash

Week 4 at Fishtown Rec Center, Pre-K students were given a shape of what could be .. anything! It had horns, two arms, and two legs. In each student’s eyes, it could have been anything! Some turned these characters into monsters, some created a human, and even a unicorn! It’s …

Rainbow Fish

Week 4 at Fishtown, Pre-K students read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We discussed why Rainbow Fish was having a hard time making friends (spoiler: he wasn’t sharing!). So we talked about why it’s good to share and that it’s nice to share when you have lots of something …