On Wednesday afternoon at Towey Recreation Center, the children were asked…what is your dream? What would you like your life to look like when you grow up? We had some awesome answers…an astronaut, a pop star singer, a doctor, and having a family! First we closed our eyes and visualized what it would be like to have our dream, a technique used to inspire and build motivation and form goals! Then, we wrote our dream on a note card for everyone to keep.
After everyone had their dream in their mind, Miss Kristin set up the tables for everyone to paint their dream! Some kids painted multiple pictures, I loved seeing their faces light up when they talked about their dreams! I told them to always hold those dreams close to their heart, and that anything is possible!
During my last week with Fishtown Rec Center Kindergarteners, I decided it would be fun for them to learn a simple printmaking technique. We only needed plastic bags, washable markers, … Continue reading Marker Prints with Plastic Bags
Students entering 1st grade in the fall created a space collage! They were given precut astronaut shapes and designed their own space suits, making sure to draw a window in … Continue reading Out Of This World Space Collages
Our last and final week at Fishtown Rec Center, students got to dive deep and create their own underwater adventure scene. I placed white paper inside clear plastic gallon bags, … Continue reading Art and Science: Under the Seascapes
During our last day at Fishtown Rec Center, students of all ages designed and colored a sea turtle. We talked about marine life and sea turtles. The students were encouraged … Continue reading Sea Turtles
Kindergarteners at Fishtown Rec Center put together construction paper snake faces. Next, they glued them onto their choice of background color and drew their own snake body. We talked about … Continue reading Snake Face Collage and Drawing
Samuels Rec Center used recycled bubble wrap and tissue paper to create a fish bowl collage. They first painted bubble wrap with blue, turquoise and purple tempera paint. Then they … Continue reading Bubble Print Fish Bowls
Shissler Rec Center took a break from athletics and tried their hand at weaving. A few older students created weavings before, so they were great helpers to those who were … Continue reading Yarn Weaving
Students at Shissler Rec Center played “hockey” with these bendable figurines! Simply made out of foam shapes, pipe cleaners, and straws – creative art turns into creative play! The bendable … Continue reading Hockey Figurines
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 … Continue reading Storybooks