I Heart Art!

I can hardly believe that MA(r)Y is almost over and I haven’t posted this month’s passive program: I Heart Art! Basically, we modified a basic scavenger hunt. We lessened the number of objects, since honestly, we were really tired of giving kids hints. And more honestly, we could hide two giant objects, and the same kids who ask for hints would STILL ask for at least one hint. I’ve jokingly said that one of these times I’m going to “hide” every one on a single endcap and see what happens (teehee!).

But I digress. We also wanted to have a different teaching element for the younger crowd, so instead of checking items off, the child would need to put the first letter in the object’s name. This is where a picture’s worth a thousand poor descriptive words.

And, of course the first family to do it (a mom and her two kids) did it incorrectly. The kids started to follow the simple instructions, and the mom jumped in and said “just put an ‘x’ on that line.” When they brought up their worksheets every inch of me wanted to tell the kids that none of those words started with an “x,” but I decided not to be a stinker. I have my non-stinky moments now and then.

Now that the month is ending, I’m happy to report that the people who followed the instructions far outweighed the “put an ‘x’ on it”-ers. Hooray!

Below are the object printout and worksheets for y’all to use! The only thing I don’t have for you is the information burst about Saturdays that we’d attached to the back of the book stand. Otherwise, click on the images and enjoy:

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