Friday, January 11, 2013
This year Mrs. D was interested in doing a small craft to recognize Three Kings Day. During the month of December we had talked about Christmas, Jesus' birth, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and of course, the kings.
To recognize this day we did a very simple craft, but it was cute--aren't they all. We had gotten a book from the library, but I can't remember it's name. The book was a story of the birth of Jesus. It took each part and gave an explanation of what was happening, but not too detailed that we lost the children.
For the kings, it gave their names, what they brought, how they traveled following the star, and their camels.
Mrs. D decided we would do a crayon resist picture. A "desert" scene was drawn on a piece of white paper with crayon--an extremely simple drawing, some sand and then stars were added. One star was larger than the rest to symbolize the star they followed.
The children then water colored over the crayon. We used a darker blue instead of the black. After they watercolor was dry the children added a camel.
This craft could have been more involved if one would like, but time didn't permit us lots of fancy options. The children thought it was great that you could still see the crayon even though they painted over it.