Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Stories and a Craft: St. Patrick's Day

Annabelle and I made a a quick project this past week.  I had printed off some four leaf clovers and got out green tissue paper.  She used the glue stick and stuck the tissue paper to decorate the clover. 

When it comes to art projects these days I'm trying to keep in mind, both personally and professionally, that there is no "wrong" or "right" way to do an art project with kids.  I heard this at a training this week and I truly believe it. 

I also think that when doing art projects with kids it is more about the process than the finished project.  I heard this somewhere too and think it is so true.  Make a mess! That's what its all about!

I am not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day books! Do you have any favorites?

I do like the Irish folktales by Tomie De Paolo.  This is my favorite and is best for older kids.  It is the story of Fin and his wife and how they trick another giant who wants to fight Fin. 

My grandmother immigrated from Ireland when she was nine years old.  She's not really my grandmother so technically I don't have any Irish blood in me but she's pretty close to being my grandmother so I suppose it has rubbed off a little.  And now that I'm a redheaded I'm often mistaken for Irish. 

I would love some of her Irish Soda Bread this week! And some of her stories about the "old country."


  1. Hi there!!

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  2. I love Tomie dePaola! Dropping by from Marketing Mondays. Have a great week!