Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Littles Learning Link Up: November 3, 2015 Texture Painting Pumpkins

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children.
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Last week in our homeschool co-op preschool class I decided to focus on pumpkins again. I felt the children were getting a bit bored with all the gluing activities, so I decided to be brave and allow them to paint. I'm not that brave though, so I only worked with 3 children at a time.

Texture Painting Pumpkins

I cut some white card stock into the shape of pumpkins and we used different objects to paint them. I gathered some cotton balls and Q-tips and then I thought it would be fun to have some nature objects to make prints with. I had some sticks and pinecones that I thought would be fun to use. I would have loved to have used some acorn caps, but we couldn't find any. Leaves would have been great too, but we didn't really have any nice ones to use in the area.

As a bonus lesson, I didn't have enough orange paint, so we had to mix red and yellow to make orange.

One child painted her entire pumpkin using the cotton ball on a clothespin.

Most of them did not "stamp" with the cotton balls as I anticipated. They just used them like they would use a paint brush.

The Q-tips were also used as little paintbrushes.

I had used the stick to make lines through my paint. I don't think they used it very much. I do have to say, using cotton balls is a fun way to paint for children. Just make sure to use a clothespin to hold the cotton ball so they don't get paint all over their hands. 

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 34 wonderful posts linked up! 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is: 

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared 5 After 5, Childhood Book Series Edition.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:
(Yes, there are 7 this week!)

1- Melanie from Tree Valley Academy shared Art History for Kids.
3- Monique from Living Life and Learning shared 10 Thanksgiving Printables for Preschoolers.
4- Thaleia from Something 2 Offer shared Kindergarten Pumpkin Weighing Activity.
5- Thaleia from Something 2 Offer shared Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe Round Up
6- Keisha from Penny Pinching Peach shared Don't Cut Your Pumpkins.
7- Jennifer from Royal Little Lambs shared Pumpkin Math.

Don't miss this giveaway!

I recently reviewed the newest book by children's book author Adam Rubin called "Robo-Sauce." We loved this book and were thrilled to be able to share about it on the blog. I was allowed to offer a giveaway for a copy of the book. Don't miss your chance to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends November 7th and is open to US residents only. 

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the random feature of my post this week! I'm thinking I must have really cheap q-tips, because every time I've tried that painting technique, we just have a stringy, cotton mess! Glad it works for you, though, because these are some cute crafts!


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