I store my paint filled egg carton sections in a shallow tub with a lid until the section uses the paint. The egg cartons get a little soggy after a while, but works great for about a week period of time. Saves on paint waste!
Easy.. Create each child's name on computer, put inside a sheet protector....when making their name-----make first letter green..green means go.. Last letter red.. Red means stop. Provide lots of capital and lowercase letters to manipulate. Write your own name or a friends name
This is an awesome website hosted by the Guggenheim museum. It gives a variety of activities and lesson plans based on the technique you are trying to teach (like in the article that teaches children how to draw stories one element at a time) and shows how to combine art and writing. Vocabulary is expanded as teachers and children discuss terms and elements of the drawings that they make.
Twitter Door - have a laminated strip for every child and they get time to tweet about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day! Gets them writing and ties in something they're probably already interested in!