To celebrate Author Eric Carle's 82nd Birthday (June 25th), Kate from An Amazing Child is having an Eric Carle week. Other Bloggers will be posting different activities that they have done with their children that go along with an Eric Carle book. Some of these will be in the linky after this post. We are celebrating with two activities that go along with the book Little Cloud. This book is about a cloud that drifts away from the group of clouds to become a giant cloud and changes into many different things! It changes into a sheep, a shark, a clown, and many other things. At the end it returns make to the group. It is the adventure of a cloud!!! Pictured here is our first activity of a painting C did of a Flower Cloud! We made Cloud Paint!
We mixed up some shaving cream and white tempera paint to create our Cloud Paint. The shaving cream made it a nice fluffy paint. Cassie loves shaving cream so she had a wonderful time painting with it! We have done Shaving Cream Bath Tub Paint which she loved so it didn't surprise me!
Here is another picture of C creating her Flower Cloud Painting! This painting is definitely one to be framed. You could easily just paint with shaving cream on a a smooth surface too!
C enjoyed this so much she did a second Cloud painting too. So sweet!
One unexpected spontaneous activity that Cassie loved was to play in the Polyfil Stuffing material!!! I spotted a whole bag of it in the basement and put it on our living room floor! It was instant Sensory Play and I told C that she looked like she was on a cloud.
Here is C relaxing on a cloud! She kept saying that it was so soft and silky!
I tried to inspire cloud creations with the stuffing, but C had no interest in that! She so enjoyed rolling around and floating on her clouds!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC CARLE!!!
You've inspired some wonderful paintings and imaginary play!
My daughter's favorite stuffed toy for the past 6 months has been her Very Hungry Caterpillar!
This post is linked to:
Craft Schooling Sunday