Monday, December 14, 2015

Elf on the Sehfl ~ A Gift of Art

Being active out and about in the community is a large part of our program ~ it offers the children a chance to learn about new things in a meaningful manner that might not have come up if we remained in the home setting day in and day out. 

We are blessed here that we have access to all sorts of community run programs that help the children connect with the comunity. Our Ontario Early Years programs are spread out all over the London area, plus we have programs that connect kids with Seniors, we have the London Children's Museums and a short drive away the amazing Kitchener Children's Museum as well, when we want to get active we have Adventures on Wonderland and Kidscape and our local Library offers amazing options and than there are our local farms that offer seasonal fun ... we love the Great Lakes Farm and the Greenview Aviaries  and of course our Storybook Gardens is an awesome treat!

So Ian brought us an invitation this week to create a work of art to share with one of our favorite playgroups ~ so while we made our art we need to decide who to deliver it too once we are sure that we are all healthy!

We opted for an encore of a favorite ~ wine work prints with a 'masking' trick on a little canvas ... so I placed a paper heart with removable adhesive in the middle of the canvas and they painted as they desired as a group effort to help cover the whole thing and than when they were done I removed the heart ~ when we decide who we want to give it to than we can write in the heart the name of the organization for them. 
A Gift of Art from the Heart using the Masking Technique
A Gift of Art from the Heart!
Ian the Elf ~ Giving the Gift of Art poem

Santa heard you like to visit community centre's where people come for fun,
Where there are awesome group leaders
giving of them selves to everyone!
So his challenge today,
should you choose to accept,
Is to make them a lovely work of art
He knows you can do it, you are all very adept!
Than wrap it up in some Christmas paper
and tie it with a bow
and leave it at a community group
 As a wonderful gift of art for them to show!

As always you are more than welcome to leave me a comment and share what your Elf has been up to in your home or if you do not do the Elf what you've been up to enjoying this time of year! 

Have an amazing day!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

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