Monday, February 1, 2010

FABULOUS FEBRUARY

So...here's my NEW FEB project...I will still be continuing with the Shoes for Haiti...but here's what we'll be upto this month.
The realization of our little Miss J starting School in September is creeping up on us...and I need to involve our girls in some FUN crafts for this month. It will also encourage Miss J in her ABC skills...I don't ever wish for her to feel like she's behind at school...
As a child I never felt very confident with my literature and reading, it didn't help my confidence in class and I always hated public speaking...reading is SO important for little souls to love...so I try to install this love at home.
ABOUT the project:: There are 28 days in February and 26 letters of the alphabet...each morning the girls will pick a letter and an animal to match their letter.
I will paint with watercolours the animal which they chose. The girls will gather other objects for that letter...magazine cut-outs, photos,they can even draw or cut out letters...then we will work on how to write the lower and upper case letter ...we will create a scrapbook each for them which they can add to if they find other objects during the month.
Since the girls were small I have collected these Schleich animals...once the girls became older...they would choose their favourites...we used them as reward gifts when they had been doing really well with their chores at home.
I love all the details they have...they ARE minature animal replicas!
So...here is our FIRST animal:: R is for RABBIT...he's a little shy...
As with the Shoe a day ART I am working on...the Animal ABC's will be listed in my Blueshine Baby Esty store, I will be selling the ORIGINALS in the store and the PRINTS too.
For the month of FEB I am also running a FREE SHIPPING SALE in both my Esty Stores....
Updates to both will be made by this afternoon.

So...there you have it...
If you would like to create with me your own ABC's, check in in the morning and find out what the next letter will be...link your blog in the comments area where you post your ABC of that day...it can be anything from a handmade item to a photograph...I will be starting a Flickr group for this too in the next couple of days.

Check back later to see the Shoes of today and the letter R watercolour.

Until then...
Char,ON

10 comments:

Char said...

what a great idea!!! love it

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thanks Char...for your support and enthusiasm always!
C.x.

andrea creates said...

Oh how cute!
My daughter has a boxload of Schleich's too :)
She loves them!

Tabiboo said...

What a wonderful idea and such a fun say to learn and........here's to 'Fabulous' only 28 days in 'February!'

take care,

Nina xx

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

ANDREA...aren't those animals the best! SUCH great collectables.

NINA...you're right...a really FUN way to learn.
Here's to FABULOUS FEB!!

Diane said...

This is such a wonderful idea!!

lynda Howells said...

love thisidea. Fun, learning and Art all rolled into one.x
Just found your blog..love it. just out of curiosity..where in uk are you? I am in putney in Londonx lynda

Annika said...

Oh what a wonderful idea! I will certainly save the idea for later if I don´t have the time to do it now. Looking forward to see all the letters and animals. Hugs, Annika

cindy said...

wow, you are so ambitious and prolific! you always seem to find something new to inspire you in a big way.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That does sound like a fun idea to do with kids. My mom teaches at a special elementary school where they integrate all the art/music/etc. lessons with the classroom lessons, to reinforce the concept many different ways. Sounds just like this project :)

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