Monday, January 26, 2009

Unplugged Challenge: Ball

This week's "Unplugged Challenge" at http://www.unplugyourkids.com/ was "Ball". Since it is also Chinese New Year, we used little wooden balls to make a painting that is supposed to look like fireworks.

We started by lining a plastic box with black construction paper. The black was chosen to look like the night sky.

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Then I squirted little blobs of paint in various spots on the paper. We used red, silver glitter, and glow-in-the-dark paint.

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Next Blaze placed two small wooden balls in the box, and tipping the box back and forth, rolled the balls through the paint, until he decided his picture was finished.

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Also, in honor of the Chinese New Year we will be reading this book today:

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PBS Kids also has a selection of Chinese New Year, Sagwa themed games:

http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/countdown/index.html

9 comments:

Michie said...

I like that you also worked in Chinese New Year and did fireworks! Thanks for the link, too. :)

denise said...

Oh, that looks like a fun craft project. My boys would LOVE that! :)

teachingtinytots said...

great colors and painting!

So Smrt said...

Ohhh, super pretty! Yes, outdoors is the place to do that! Our modification came from the necessity to do this in the kitchen! :)

Teaching Handwork said...

thank you for your offer for the penpals....I think I found a good match at a waldorf school close to us....2.5 hour drive.....
thank you again

This Girl loves to Talk said...

Oh it does look like fireworks!! we made 'round' chinese lanterns for ball theme and chinese new year!!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

I think this was a popular idea this week. We love doing it but it never occurred to me to get to it. :)

Dayna said...

Love your fireworks!! Thanks for stopping by to see our eyeBALL project. It was just recently that my little one was ok with oooey goooey goopy projects.

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