Welcome to our '’Week 10 in Review” using Exploring Countries and Cultures in My Father’s World!
We continued our studies in Brazil, South America this week. I featured our Rain Forest lapbook, art and link in last week’s post.
Nature Study and Fall Art fun:
This week was full of hands-on ‘fall’ fun and artwork. I would like to share our projects and links so you can see how to complete them at home.
Rain Forest ~ Thumb / Finger print art & watercolors:
I got this cute project from 1+1+1=1 blog. You just need watercolors, ink pads, the tree worksheet from the blog post, stamps and a little hand willing to make finger/thumb prints!
My girls added a few animals found in the layers of the Rain Forest.
Watercolor Crayon Resistant Leaf
You just need some corrugated cardboard, water colors, crayons and a few leaves. I got this project from an excellent resource – Art Projects For Kids blog. Click here for details.
ECC Co-op Kids craft:
The ECC co-op Kids really enjoyed this fabric project lead by Kattie @ 2 Ladybugs and a Lizard. Check out the details on her blog here.
My daughter asked to take her fabric craft one step further by sewing a star pillow! We are still learning how to sew therefore simple projects work out best.
Nature Study ~ Fall Color
My girls went on a nature walk (in their pj’s) to collect leaves of all colors.
Using PrismaColor pencils, I had my girls lightly color a 1” area on the left side of their Nature Study sketch pad. They then had to write down the specific color of the pencil lead (eg. - vermillion red or lemon yellow). Next, they had to find a leaf similar to that color and tape it in the center of the page using double sided tape.
In the last step, I had them use Kimberly Watercolor pencils. On the right side of the page, they were to find two watercolor pencil colors similar to the leaf colors and then color a small area with each next to each other. They then blended the two colors with a paint brush wet with just water. This allowed them to see how different shades can blend with ease.
I will be posting more details about our Nature Walk soon.
Check out what we have done with our weekly Nature Walks scheduled for Wednesdays in the MFW ECC Teacher’s Manual:
Our current read alouds:
ECC Resources for Brazil:
Check out what others are doing in My Father’s World this week @ 2 Ladybugs and a Lizard blog.