Sunday, April 3, 2011

stART – The Umbrella Queen

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It’s been awhile since we’ve done a stART project, and this one was totally not planned, but a good one anyway :)

This week, during our U week, we read The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Bridges. It’s a story about obeying even if you don’t want to and yet being rewarded for your creativity and unique ideas.

image In the story, the entire village makes and sells umbrellas. All the umbrellas have flowers and butterflies on them. But one little girl, Noot, wants to paint umbrellas with elephants instead. She obeys her parents and paints beautiful flowers and butterflies, but in the evenings she makes her own doll-sized umbrellas and paints them full of elephants. The ending is predictable to an adult, but sweet nonetheless.

Our art project was a simple one. We had been doing random umbrella crafts all week. One day, she asked if she could make something with her PipSqueak glitter pens (which I would actually not recommend purchasing for this age, they’re too hard to squeeze the glitter out of). I printed a black and white umbrella and gave her no direction other than that. She came up with this all on her own (mommy had to help with the drawing and the squeezing parts)IMG_7198

Notice the butterflies and flowers :)

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1 comment:

Melissa Taylor said...

how wonderful - it was raining today in Colorado, too.

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