An Art Exhibit

Today for preschool we read Fancy Nancy Aspiring Artist by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. My 5 year old daughter and I love reading Fancy Nancy. She is a bit of a drama queen like lots of girls but she is a super creative girl with super parents. This particular story is about her week of creating art with a big art show at the end of the week. It has samples of art by Degas and Monet, two of my favorite artists and each day Nancy creates art inspired by a famous artist.

For our preschool day we read the story and then put together our own art day. The girls and Ezra drew tulips, cut out shapes and pasted a butterfly collage a la Henri Matisse and then had a super time cleaning our display window and taping the pictures to the window.
I love how books can inspire such fun and creative projects with our children. There are few things more lovely than making the world more beautiful with your children.

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