The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6: More than 500 Art & Craft Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers


A comprehensive collection of the best art and craft activities for young children. The result of ...

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A comprehensive collection of the best art and craft activities for young children. The result of a nationwide competition, these art and craft activities are the best of the best. Just the thing to add pizzazz to your day!

Activities include:

  • Bath Sponge Painting
  • Blast-off Helmets
  • Bumby Snake
  • Candy Jewelry
  • Caterpillar Cookies
  • Cereal Box Tote Bag
  • Darling Daffodils
  • Dinosaur Sock Puppets
  • Dream Catcher
  • Ecology Art Creations
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Editorial Reviews

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This comprehensive encyclopedia is a preschool teacher's dream come true! The activities are organized by topics or themes, such as: air, alphabet, bears, circus, colors, dinosaurs, health, famous artists, holidays, music, zoo animals, etc. The table of contents is wellorganized, so that the busy teacher can easily find a project related to a particular theme or concept. The appropriate age is listed next to the activity in the table of contents as well as on the activity page. The materials used are easily found and are often recyclable. Many of the activities are openended, allowing for exploration and discovery by the child. There are also many activities for ages 5 and up which can be used in the early elementary classroom. Each activity has extensions into other curriculum areas such as math and science, and all suggest related books to accompany the activity. Even as a tenyear veteran of the preschool classroom, I found some unusual and intriguing activities in this book. One was making a guitar from Styrofoam meat trays and rubber bands; and another was making rainsticks with cardboard mailing tubes, aluminum foil, and sand. This book is fourth in the "Giant Encyclopedia" series of books for teachers of young children. 2000, Gryphon House, Ages 5 up, $29.95. Reviewer: Cheryl Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592090
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Series: The GIANT Series
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 453,953
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Charner has been with Gryphon House for over 15 years. She is the editor of several books including: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities; The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities; and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Activities for Four-Year-Olds.
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