Imaginary Animals Painting Project – Beezus and Ramona

I’ve started reading chapter books to my kiddos during their snack time. When I first started they weren’t crazy about books with no pictures but they have slowly started telling me what they see in their minds as we are reading. Exactly what I wanted. The first chapter book I read was Pippy Longstockings. I only picked it because I remember how much I loved it. After retreading it with them, I probably won’t do it with my next class. The language was a little too “old”. Our second book is Beezus and Ramona. Much easier for them to follow plus I’ve noticed there are activities I can tie in with the book. This I am truly excited about.

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I found that it was a perfect chance to bust out the paints and get messy. Bezzus and Ramona had to paint imaginary animals in their paint class…so we did too.

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I loved hearing them talk about what the characters painted and what they wanted to paint. They were making connections and enjoying all of it.

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And sometimes you have to take it to the floor to make it perfect.

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I’m not sure what chapter book I’ll do next, so I’m completely open to recommendations. I want to try and do at least one craftivity a week with it. Maybe I can be an art teacher when I grow up. 🙂

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