Stellar stories is a new after school storytime for big kids program. I read a few books and then the kids get to do some sort of art project. I was already doing this for one of our local after school groups, and this year I opened it up to all kids. I’m excited for the chance to share some of the longer and more advanced picture books with older kids (K and up).
The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt
The skunk by Mac Barnett
Matisse’s garden by by Samantha Friedman
The noisy paintbox by Barb Rosenstock
Today’s project was a combination of painting using liquid watercolors and collage. I pulled out our huge scrap box, some squares of watercolor paper, and THEN I turned on some music and told the kids to listen to the music and see what they were inspired to create.
It took some of the kids a little adjusting to so few instructions, but then they got into. One kid was splatter painting to the beat of the music!