Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Toddler Squares



SQUARE (noun): a shape with 4 sides of equal length; (verb): to settle or make even





“You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole.” – American proverb

"A round egg can be made square according to how you cut it; words would be harsh according to how you speak them.” – Japanese proverb


“Square meals often make round people.” – E. Joseph Kossman



“In the total expanse of human life, there is not a single square inch of which Christ, Who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’” – Abraham Kuyper


“When I have pointed out one corner of a square to anyone and he does not come back with the other three, I will not point it out to him a second time.” – Confucius


“I’d rather know a square guy than own a square mile.” – Wilson Mizner


“There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.” – C.S. Lewis




October’s shape of the month was the square! This was the art project we made to go in our portfolios. 




Running with an idea from Teach Preschool, I taped off squares on our papers with painter’s tape – one of my favorite art tools! Then, instead of precisely painting each square a different color (we know how that would go with toddlers!), we fingerpainted over the entire grid. 




To make it a little more interesting, we mixed red and yellow to make our color of the month too.




There was scratching and rubbing, glopping and smearing. Oh, it was glorious!




I love how you can see different shades of orange in the finished product.




Stay tuned for more art ideas for many more shapes!


1 comment:

  1. ITHINK THIS A AWESOME PROJECT I DID THIS WITH MY 2-4 AGE GROUP BUT KNOW I HAVE ALOT YOUNGER WHICH IS 10MONTHS -2YRS. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THIS WITH THEM AND SEE THE OUTCOME..MAYBE NOT THE 10MONTHS BUT WHAT YOU DO THINK. I WOULD LET THEM USE THERE HANDS OR EVEN BRUSHES SOME OF OUR KIDDIES ARE NOT TO KEEN ON BEING DIRTY LOL..THANK U

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