Rainbows are wonderful when you see them after a rain storm, and anyone who has seen one will remember it clearly. Where they were, what they were doing. Unless maybe you live in Seattle or somewhere where it always rains and you see them all the time.
Unfortunately, according to my most recent toddler survey, not many little people have seen or remember seeing a rainbow in real life. So this week in Triangles, Circles and Squares Oh My! my in-home class in DUMBO, we made our very own rainbows. This weeks lesson was mixed media, but as it turned out most of my 2-3 year old students don’t like to combine materials on one piece. So most of my students drew on one piece of paper then did collage on the next and then painted on the next and then glued tissue to the next, with the exception of one student. Allison was fascinated by the layering of different materials. She was happy to combine. Allison still hates getting paint on her hands but she worked very quietly and steadily through the entire class.
Here is Allison breaking into the fridge after class was over. Apparently she wanted something called “monster crunch.” I don’t think they had that when I was a kid.
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