Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it! Parents and children have been happily cooking up this stuff at home for decades.

Best Homemade Playdough Ever: Jell-O Playdough

Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it! Parents and children have been happily cooking up this stuff at home for decades.

The art shelf in the Level 1 (3-6 year old) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium at St David's Episcopal Church, Austin.

The art shelf in the Level 1 (3-6 year old) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium at St David's Episcopal Church, Austin.

Pasting boxes for the Level One atrium, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Boerne, Texas. I've placed my 8.5" x 11" legal pad next to the boxes to provide scale.

Pasting boxes for the Level One atrium, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Boerne, Texas. I've placed my 8.5" x 11" legal pad next to the boxes to provide scale.

Often on Pinterest I see catechists pin coloring sheets or craft ideas for children's art work in the atrium. In a Montessori environment, materials on an art shelf are presented to allow a child to 1) learn how to use the material in order to 2) have a language to express his individual response. Primary children may not create art we understand. It's okay. They do. It's their language, their prayer response. From the blog "The Full Monte(sorri)" comes a post on art in a Montessori…

Art & Montessori

Often on Pinterest I see catechists pin coloring sheets or craft ideas for children's art work in the atrium. In a Montessori environment, materials on an art shelf are presented to allow a child to 1) learn how to use the material in order to 2) have a language to express his individual response. Primary children may not create art we understand. It's okay. They do. It's their language, their prayer response. From the blog "The Full Monte(sorri)" comes a post on art in a Montessori…

Not for use in the atrium, but a possible home link or Lenten activity for children would be to explore the  symbolism of pysanky. Dots for the Virgin's tears, cross hatching for the nets of the fisherman called by Christ, a rooster for the resurrection: the images are all related to the Paschal mystery. Here is a post on traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs from NAMTA. Activities for both preschool and elementary classrooms, as well as including a complimentary printable for you to enjoy!

Not for use in the atrium, but a possible home link or Lenten activity for children would be to explore the symbolism of pysanky. Dots for the Virgin's tears, cross hatching for the nets of the fisherman called by Christ, a rooster for the resurrection: the images are all related to the Paschal mystery. Here is a post on traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs from NAMTA. Activities for both preschool and elementary classrooms, as well as including a complimentary printable for you to enjoy!

The perfect playdough recipe in yummy fall scents and colors. **MAJOR TRICK** Boil water in kettle, place all ingredients in Kitichen Aid, mix on low speed until desired consistency! No stirring involved! Love it!

The perfect playdough recipe in yummy fall scents and colors. **MAJOR TRICK** Boil water in kettle, place all ingredients in Kitichen Aid, mix on low speed until desired consistency! No stirring involved! Love it!

DIY make mini paint palettes to take along. A nice idea if trying to include watercolors as the little crayola type dehydrated trays make for the most horrid painting experience.

DIY make mini paint palettes to take along. A nice idea if trying to include watercolors as the little crayola type dehydrated trays make for the most horrid painting experience.

30 Fall Playdough Recipes ~~~~~ #playdough #play #kidsactivites #fall #preschool

30 Fall Playdough Recipes ~~~~~ #playdough #play #kidsactivites #fall #preschool

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