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Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities - Lessons Art

Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities - Lessons Art
SPECIAL ARTISTS Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable. KinderArt® features many activities and lesson plans which have proven successful with children and adults with disabilities. In order to help those who work with special children and adults, we have listed a few appropriate activities here in one place. In addition, at the bottom of this page, we have provided you with links to resources specifically designed for children and adults with special needs. If you have some ideas/tips to share, please send them to us. Depending on their level of ability, children and adults with disabilities will be able to attempt the following activities. Crayon Resist Students can use crayons and paint to make delightful crayon resist pictures. Leaf by Leaf Students can create a tree using different leaf cut outs. Musical Art By drawing or painting to music, students will learn to identify the similarities between music and art. Very Special Children

Top 10 Sensory Play Ideas from 2011 I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas break! I am going to be posting some Top 10 posts over these next few days to highlight what were YOUR favourite ideas from The Imagination Tree in 2011. Here are the 10 most popular sensory play posts from the site this year, as shown by the number of views they received. I hope you will enjoy reading them if you missed them the first time! Maybe you could pin them to Pinterest for future reference! I hope you enjoy browsing some of these ideas! Tomorrow I shall be back with the Top 10 Play Dough Recipes and Play Ideas!

Sensory Play Activities learning 4 kids Loads of fun ideas for learning through play at home You are here: Home / Archives for Sensory Play Activities Easter Sensory Box Posted by Janice on March 26, 2014 1 Comment Filed Under: Themes Play | Tagged: Tagged With: Easter Activities, Sensory Play Activities Soapy Slime FUN!! Posted by Janice on September 6, 2012 20 Comments Filed Under: Sensory Play | Tagged: Tagged With: Messy Play Ideas, Sensory Play Activities Milk Numbers Posted by Janice on June 28, 2012 7 Comments Filed Under: Science Play | Tagged: Tagged With: Messy Play Ideas, Science Activities, Sensory Play Activities Playing With Gloop Posted by Janice on May 24, 2012 10 Comments How to Make Gloop? Posted by Janice on May 2, 2012 3 Comments Next Page» Is there something you are looking for? About Learning 4 Kids Welcome & thank you for visiting Learning4kids! Find lots of FUN and SIMPLE IDEAS to do with your kids that promote CREATIVE PLAY and LEARNING. Subscribe by Email to Learning4kids Follow us on Facebook!

still parenting: Make light catchers We're always looking for ways to bring nature exploration indoors during the winter months. Here's the latest--I made a natural specimen set this week for the light table. (Instructions below.) But then our basement flooded on one side and the sewer backed up on the other. Really. The school room is a war zone while it's all fixed. So instead of using these natural specimens downstairs we've kept them in a basket next to the windows upstairs and used them as light catchers. The natural winter light illuminates our nature collection sufficiently for study and examination. Here are some peacock feathers and butterfly wings. A rose bud and a cross section of honey comb. Leaves and seed pods. A larger feather and more leaves. Onion skins and dried weeds. Pine needles and more seeds. Make your own! Start by gathering natural specimens on nature walks. Clean specimens of debris and dirt. Trim and line the edges with masking tape. Arrange in a basket next to the window or near your light table. Enjoy!

Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone "A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different." -Loris Malaguzzi (founder of the first Reggio Emilia School) Reflective light has been the subject of discovery and object of fascination for the children for quite sometime. I had prepared baskets with glass prisms, agate slices and natural shells to be used with the sand if the children chose too. Let us not forget that children are clever and capable. It is probably one of the most powerful memories that the children and I will forever treasure. Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone: Multi Media Collage We explored more than one art medium by making a multimedia collage. A multimedia collage combines basic collage techniques with one or two other mediums. This multimedia collage is a form of paper art which encourages exploration and experimentation. This collage took two weeks for the children to create. There is no wrong way to create multimedia collage. Recycled Poster Size Board Three Large Shoe Boxes Paper Towels Shells Rocks Glass Rocks Sand Tempera Paints Liquid Watercolors Glitter Glue Crushed Plastic from Teachers Treasures

Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone: Encourage Each Child To Be Unique Individuals Each person's map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint. There are no two people two people who understand the same sentence the same way...So in dealing with people try not to fit them to your concept of what they should be. Milton Erickson Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone: Recycle! Reuse! Redesign! Repurpose! Renew! and RE-INSPIRE! Talk about turning trash into treasure, the children have repurposed these various bottles and created whimsical works of art. Plastic takes about 450 years to degrade and when you think about millions of plastic bottles piled up for generations, it does give you pause for thought. We reused a variety of clear plastic bottles and stuffed them with brightly colored painted paper towels. Materials: Recycled Bottles Liquid Watercolors Pipettes (dropper) Paper Towels Let’s not forget that the accessibility of open-ended resources helps prompt curiosity and provokes investigation. Here's a list of some common garbage items and how long it takes for them to degrade in the environment. • Disposable diapers: 450 years • Rubber boot sole: 50 to 80 years • Tin can: 50 years • Leather: 50 years • Nylon fabric: 30 to 40 years • Plastic bag: 10 to 20 years • Cigarette butt: one to five years • Wool sock: one to five years • Plywood: one to three years • Waxed milk carton: three months • Apple core: two months

moon sand recipe We love ‘moon sand’ or ‘magic sand’ for sensory sand play. You can buy it from art and craft suppliers, but it is fairly expensive. When we did a post on it a while ago, some kind people sent in the recipe so we could make it ourselves at a fraction of the cost. Mix together: 4 cups sand 2 cups cornflour 1 cup of water. We gave it a go and although different from the commercial sort … it was still very successful. The children had a lot of fun with it. When it dried out in the sun a bit, it crumbled up beautifully and was easily restored with a bit more water added to it. Tags: cornflour, sand, water

Guest Post: A homemade light table for preschool It is always exciting when my readers write to me and share how they have expanded on or implemented ideas in their own classrooms. Cynthia Tanguay sent me some beautiful photos of her light table and generously gave me permission to share her photos and her instructions on my blog. You can learn more about Cynthia at the end of this post. I think her bio is wonderful and could have been a blog post all by itself! Instructions for a light table by Cynthia Tanguay “I made your light box but found that I was going through a ton of batteries so I picked up a 13 foot light rope at Home Depot, wound it into a continuous spiral in the bottom of the box and put the cord through a hole drilled in the back.” “I also had a large piece of silver Mylar that I taped into the bottom and sides of the box. “Since I had two boxes, I discarded the lid from the second one and taped it (the box) onto the top of the light box. Cynthia’s creative light table activities A generous gift from Cynthia The Frog Game