Art projects and activities

Virtual Preschool: Worms and Snails

This week we talk about our two favorite books: Superworm and Whale and the Snail.

Earthworms are pretty amazing. Did you know that they have 5 hearts and some of them can be 12 feet long? (luckily these do not live in the US ;)). We will tell you all about them in this lesson. We will also show you the ones we found in our garden and read about the best worm of them all: superworm. Our art is a watercolor + salt painting and you can learn all about it here:

To join us you need:

– pipe cleaner
– cheerios or beads (that fit on the pipe cleaner, we will make a worm)
– paper (preferably brown)
– scissors
– sharpie
– watercolors, brush, water, paper towel
– salt

You can learn more about the earthworms:

Whale and the Snail is a great book about friendship, resourcefulness and the fact that you can make a difference no matter how small you are. We will read and talk about the book, make a fun snack, explore some s-n-ai-l sounds and make a Henri Matisse inspired art project.

If you would like to join us you will need:

– colored papers (small pieces are ok)
– black paper
– scissors
– glue
– toast bread
– cream cheese / nutella / peanut butter / butter and jam
– sprinkles (if you go with sweet)

Here are some more activities for the Snail and the Whale.

Did you know you can sing the book?

You can make an origami whale. 

You can download a coloring sheet from the book or do a color by number.

Sample images for July 2014 issue

And if you would like to learn more about Henri Matisse, make some art that you can see here… you can click here and download an issue of an art magazine I used to publish before I opened the preschool. I made the access free during this crazy covid phase in our lives…

The username is: corona

password is: virus

And here is a short video about Henri and his art:

1 comment on “Virtual Preschool: Worms and Snails

  1. Very nice blog post. I definitely love this website.
    Keep writing!

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