If you visit here often, you KNOW that I LOVE to make EVERYTHING into a teaching moment.
As we say….It is the SCHOOL OF LIFE.
So ….while Hailey and Jackie were here we have been not “having school”.
But..I’ve been SNEAKING IN some “secret school”!
Yesterday…the kids wanted to do tie-dye
I was so NOT WANTING to do it.
Mainly because I didn’t have gloves and didn’t want DYED HANDS for days.
I decided to do a little ART LESSON.
A Jackson Pollock lesson.
We checked this book out on our trip to the library.
And later that night I asked the kids if they wanted to do some painting.
Which is ALWAYS greeted with squeals of excitement
ESPECIALLY when they know they will be painting on a CANVAS.
I got everything out and organized.
We decided to do it out in the yard considering that Jackson Pollock really SPLATTERED paint all over the place.
I set the canvas up against the tree and started reading the book to the kids about Pollock.
We looked at different examples of his paintings and explained HOW he did it.
Then we started….
They LOVED it!!!!!
The tree got a nice piece of art splattered on it also!!!
THIS is the finished product-Which we will PROUDLY display in our kitchen.