Tot Art: Illuminating a Manuscript

Today's art lesson revolved around Illuminated Manuscripts, something I was super excited about working on with them. I printed off Genesis 1, and left a wider left margin for the kids (and myself!) to draw in. First, I read them the story and had them all close their eyes and try to imagine what I was reading. Then, we talked about what they imagined, and I showed them some online images of Illuminated Manuscripts. I then told them to pick any part of the Genesis 1 story and draw it, they could color in any of the margins - I think they did a beautiful job with their varied illuminations :) 

Since last week was Little Abear's birthday, we all sang to him and celebrated with some leftover cake. What a special day!