Art and the Park

Review

Today’s 4h challenge is go to the park and draw the view. Since the park is now clean from the previous challenge, now we can enjoy it. It wasn’t hard to clean since the park was pretty clean already.

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The Activity

As you can see below, my girls had no problem playing after cleaning the park yesterday.

Though the view from the park is pretty but not as pretty as one of Claude Monet’s landscape paintings. Scholastic has a great book series about different historic artists that includes maps of where they live, cartoons of the time period and examples of the artists work.

This inspired me to pick a Monet landscape painting that we mimicked. I watched a few YouTube videos to get inspired. Check out one of my favorites here.

We set up a couple easels made of cardboard and painters tape then leaned the canvas against the board. I place the primary colors, red, blue and yellow, plus black and white on a plate so my kiddos could learn how to make the secondary colors, purple, green and orange.

We started with a green background by mixing blue and yellow together then added more yellow to make the foreground.

Then we used blue and white paint for the clouds and sky.

Lastly, we used the end of a straw to dot the poppies in the foreground. Finished…

Art – Thank You Letter

Review

4H recommendation for today’s photo contest is write a thank you letter to a local community leader. I asked my 5 year old daughter whom she would like to write a thank you note to. She told me it was a secret. Remember she is 5.

Who do you think she wrote to?

The Activity

So she got out some white paper and asked how to spell a couple of words. “How do you spell love?” she asked.

She is so sweet. It makes me remember that her world is pretty small still and happy that my husband and I are her “community leaders.” My heart is just melted.

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