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.
Set of 11 Colored Pencil Holders $36.95
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 environm...
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!
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
More than 20 Fall Play Dough recipes and activities
Super soft lemon playdough recipe that lasts for many months
Montessori Art Activities for 2 Years - self contained art activities to rotate. From the blog How we Montessori - lots of different ideas.
Rose & Chocolate Playdough (",)
Chocolate Play dough for sculpting near Valentine's day
Fall dough- pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon or cocoa, lemon, ginger or apple
Tutorial for Japanese book-binding...perhaps for a Level 2 or 3 atrium as children make personal scripture books or prayer books
My Handbound Books - Bookbinding Blog: Practicing Coptic Endbands
Wonderfully zingy orange and lemon play dough!
Lovely invitation to play with 'natural' play dough (",)
recycled table-top easel tutorial!
A 2010 newsletter from Michael Olaf which provides a nice overview of art activities in a Montessori environment by the planes of development.
Here is a blog about possible Montessori art activities in Level 2 atrium (elementary room).
Idea for a writing center that might free up atrium space in a small atrium.
Idea for organizing response materials - orderly and beautiful
Paint pages, make it easy to say “yes” to painting, take them when you travel, hikes or picnics! All you need is some watercolor paper and small squirt of watercolor paint (don't need much water color paint goes a long way plus it won't stain clothes, pretty much washes out of most everything). allow a few days to dry. Then when you are ready to paint just add water.