We started off the morning by reading ‘The Mixed-Up Chameleon.’ Campers could not stop cracking up at the chameleon who was, at first, not happy with the way he looked. He went to a zoo and began to add features that made him look like a flamingo, elephant, deer, monkey, etc. until he looked like a glob of animals. It was then that he realized being himself was the best thing he could be.
That inspired our craft “The one thing that makes me unique is…” Campers thought long and hard about their response.
Afterwards, we decorated our very own chameleon with tissue paper, stickers, sequins, glitter and colored pencils. The campers had a blast making their chameleon as colorful as possible.
We began part two of making our very own replicas of Eric Carle’s flowers. Campers blended different shades of green onto blank white paper and used plastic forks to add texture. We can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Thanks to the art teacher Mrs. Murphy, we discovered that by rubbing pastel chalk into a pile of salt, the salt would turn into “colorful sand” that we used to cover up their names which we had written in glue. Then, we used the remaining chalk to create a scenery and finger-painted with white paint to blend the colors together.
We ended the day painting sun catchers!