School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2-These simple activities use easy-to-find materials such as egg cartons, paper plates, craft sticks, and paper-towel tubes. The directions are easy to follow and are supplemented with clear, black-line drawings of almost every step. The book is divided into eight thematic groups that include animals, seasons, transportation, colors, gardens, nighttime, and learning-related crafts. Each section contains four to eight projects assigned a skill level from one to three. The activities can be used to teach motor skills as well as an appreciation for artistic expression while nicely supplementing thematic units. Additional ideas, both simpler and/or more complex, are included in the sidebar accompanying each project. Suggestions for tying the activity to other subjects such as math or science and to picture books are also found here. This book is fresh and fun and offers ideas for extending the art experience.- Sarah Prielipp, Harrison Community Library, MI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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