DIY Storytime – Art

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of Art whenever you like!*

Books:

art lesson bookStory: The Art Lesson
• Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
• Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
• Presented by Storybookreadlaong
Little Tomie loves to draw. He can’t wait to go to school and have a real art lesson!
https://safeYouTube.net/w/DoVN
Fingerprint art activities from Hello, Wonderful:
https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/10-AWESOME-AND-FUN-FINGERPRINT-ART-PROJECTS-FOR-KIDS/

art bookStory: Maybe Something Beautiful – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
• Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
• Illustrated by Rafael López
• Published by Houghton Mifflin
• Presented by Rebekah Wall
Mira lives in a gray urban community. When she teams up with a muralist they begin to paint the dreary walls, bringing color, joy, and hope to the neighborhood.
In English: https://safeYouTube.net/w/ToVN
In Spanish: https://safeYouTube.net/w/gpVN
Presented by Clayton County Public Schools Reads for the Record
Here are some fun craft activities using recycled egg cartons from The Spruce Crafts:
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/egg-carton-kids-crafts-4129406

mouse paintStory: Mouse Paint
• Written and illustrated by Ellen Walsh
• Published by
• Presented by Ms. Becky & Bear’s Storytime
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/tpVN
Mouse Paint color word Q-tip painting pages:
http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/Mouse_Paint_Q_Tip_Painting_Cards.pdf

As a special bonus, click on the link below to see the Kennedy Center special, The Yo-Yo Mo Show: An Evening of Musical Doodling featuring Mo Willems and YoYo Ma:
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Songs:

We Call It Art by Miss Brushes Art Academy (Sesame Studios)
https://safeYouTube.net/w/6pVN

Art Makes Me Smart by Little People
https://safeYouTube.net/w/NpVN

What Shape Are You In Today? by Super Supremes
https://safeYouTube.net/w/YpVN

Rhymes and Fingerplays:

I’m an Artist
(tune of Frere Jacques)

Painting, painting
Colors mixing
Art is fun, art is fun.
I like drawing pictures
With crayons and markers
Now I’m done! Art is fun!

Squishing play dough
Making squiggles
Art is fun, art is fun.
Roll it out and shape it
See what I am making
Now I’m done! Art is fun!

Get the paper
And the scissors
Art is fun, art is fun.
Working with a glue stick
Making a collage.
Now I’m done! Art is fun!

Using my
Imagination
Art is fun, art is fun.
Mom is going to love it
I know Dad will also.
Now I’m done! Art is fun!

Color Song
(tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes)

Red, orange, yellow, green
Yellow, green
Red, orange, yellow, green
Yellow, green
Blue and violet, brown, and black and white
Red, orange, yellow, green
Yellow, green.

The Shapes Are Marching
(tune: The Ants Go Marching)

The shapes are marching, I’m a square
Hurrah, hurrah
The shapes are marching, I’m a square
Hurrah, hurrah
I have four sides as you can see
Of equal length like a box, that’s me
If you look around
You’ll see I’m everywhere
Shapes are here, shapes are there.
Look for me.

The shapes are marching, I’m a circle
Hurrah, hurrah
The shapes are marching, I’m a circle
Hurrah, hurrah
I have one side as you can see
Around, around in a ball, that’s me
If you look around
You’ll see I’m everywhere
Shapes are here, shapes are there.
Look for me.

The shapes are marching, I’m a triangle
Hurrah, hurrah
The shapes are marching, I’m a triangle
Hurrah, hurrah
I have three sides as you can see
And pointy tips at the ends, that’s me
If you look around
You’ll see I’m everywhere
Shapes are here, shapes are there.
Look for me.

The shapes are marching, I’m a rectangle
Hurrah, hurrah
The shapes are marching, I’m a rectangle
Hurrah, hurrah
I have four sides as you can see
Two long and two that are short, that’s me
If you look around
You’ll see I’m everywhere
Shapes are here, shapes are there.
Look for me.

The shapes are marching, look at us
Hurrah, hurrah
The shapes are marching, look at us
Hurrah, hurrah
What other shapes do you think there are?
An oval, diamond, a heart, or star
If you look around
You’ll see we’re everywhere
Shapes are here, shapes are there.
Look for us!

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