Yesterday was our first day of the program and we started out with the book, The Girl Who Heard Colors by Marie Harris.
After reading the book, we did 3 activities.
Activity 1: Scented Paint
We added a variety of extracts (peppermint, lemon, cherry, etc) to tempera paint and let the children paint with it. Boy! The classroom smelled heavenly!
Activity 2: Texture paintings
The student started out with a piece of cardboard. They used a hot glue gun (with the assistance of our amazing National Honor Society volunteers) to write their names, draw pictures, etc.
Once the glue cooled down, they covered the cardboard with a piece of aluminum foil.
The foil was then decorated with puffy paint and glitter glue.
Activity 3: Music instruments
The students used craft sticks, construction paper and rubber bands to create a harmonica (kazoo) and a small dixie cup, popcorn kernels, construction paper and a rubber band to make a maraca.