Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You Are A Hero! & Secret Art Tricks For Kids

Coming back to school is always a fun and exciting time of year.  In the first few days we talk a lot about who we are, and what makes each child so SPECIAL!   We have this similar poster HERE!


Superhero theme for kids graphic
image via artrageousfun.wordpress.com 

Today I had the kids come as a superhero.  Heros are often ordinary people that can do extraordinary things!  Heros can save the day!  Heros are people you can look up to and try to be like.  



Child Superhero for Zero is a hero theme



YOU ARE A SUPERHERO!

In conjunction with this theme I introduce NUMBER ZERO!  Zero is a hero! 0...0...0!  This is the chant we say when learning about Zero in the Number Neighborhood Flip Chart.  Review the story from the Flip Chart and talk about how important Zero is.  

A creative way to learn the value of ZERO is to play simon says.

Simon says jump 3 times.
Simon says blink 2 times.
Simon says yawn 0 times. ;)
Simon says turn around 4 times.
Simon says flap your arms 0 times. ;)

You get the point.  The kids just grin when you ask them to do things ZERO times, 
and so do I! (try asking them to clean their room 0 times today, or eat 0 more bites of their least favorite food)  We love ZERO the HERO!

In the Number Neighborhood Activity Book the Zero Activity gives instructions on how to draw the very best superhero out there. . .


Number Neighborhood Zero Preschool Activity

I have the child use a black crayon or marker for the eyes, noes and mouth.  Also color the super hero's clothes and hair with crayons.  Now, for the part that REALLY makes it look good. {shhhhh...I'm going to share with YOU my little secret for art portraits today}  Use watered down craft paint for the skin, and remind the child not to color the whites of the eye.  I water the paint down to 50% water and 50% paint.  

Skin craft paint

Another secret I have...try painting with q-tips.  It is a lot easier for the child!

Zero is a hero Activity

There is a Super Hero inside all of us, 
we just need courage to put on the cape!

Zero Preschool art activity Hero Day

Thank you to all those SUPERHERO moms and teachers!  
To the world you may be just a teacher, 
but to your students you are a HERO!



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28 comments:

  1. So excited for our activity books! Do you know when they will be shipping out?

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    1. Contact me directly at 801-598-8887 and we can order you one! I am SO sorry about the delay! Web problems are not my favorite.

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  2. I am waiting too! They should be linked up to my web store ANY DAY! Keep checking back...I've been told it is very soon. Thanks for being excited with me!

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  3. How can I get the Super Heros chart??

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    1. I have a lot of requests for this poster, which I love but it isn't mine. I am considering having my Illustrator make one up. What size would you be interested in?

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    2. I'd also be interested in this chart. Let me know if you make one. We are doing a superhero theme in our school this year. Thanks! Nicole

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  4. I would also LOVE to have the poster! Our school begins August 17th. Any idea when the poster might be available and what sizes you might offer?

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  5. Thanks for your interest in this poster. I was wanting to be SUPERWOMAN and get this available to you and many others, but I just moved and I am in the mist of my busy season. This is something that I want to create, but unfortunately it wont be done before school starts. What approximate size would be your preference?
    An 18 x 12 is easy to print and would be very inexpensive, but is that a size you would want? I am trying to get a feel for what would sale best to the average customer. Thank you SO MUCH for your interest!

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  6. I would probably be interested in 18X36, as long as it wouldn't be TOO expensive.

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  7. Okay! Yesterday I had more calls and inquiries about the Super Hero Poster. I want to rescind my prior post, and I have decided to meet with my illustrator today! I will be putting something similar together for all of you ASAP. Thank you for your interest and for keeping me slightly crazy. ;)

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  8. I would love one of the Super Hero Posters as well. Please let me know when they will be available. Thanks

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  9. I would LOVE one of the Super Hero Posters (possibly more than one for my team mates depending on cost). Please, please let me know when you have an information on purchasing!
    Thank you!
    -Gina
    teacher523@hotmail.com

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  10. I would also love your super hero poster. When you can, could I have some details?
    Thank you
    Donna

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  11. Any update on the poster? Or the clip art for it? My bulletin board goes horizontal, not vertical! :)

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  12. Any update on the poster? Or the clip art for it? My bulletin board goes horizontal, not vertical! :)

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  13. I got the draft yesterday. We are finalizing and working as fast as we can! It will be a vertical poster for sure.

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  14. Interested in the vertical poster! What are the measurements and the cost? Thanks in advance! mckaylakroll@gmail.com

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  15. I would also love to get the chart.

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  16. I too would love to purchase a superhero poster too. Can u email me info at jmolloy@whschool.org

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  17. I'm also interested in this vertical poster. School has already started for us and this would just complete our superhero theme! Please let me know what I need to do.

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  18. Hi - I too would be interested in one of your posters! Please let me know when they are ready! Thank you!

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  19. I'm interested in the superhero poster. Is it still available? Can you email me at robbieandchristiblake@gmail.com. thanks Christi Blake

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  20. I'm interested in the superhero poster. Is it still available? Can you email me at robbieandchristiblake@gmail.com. thanks Christi Blake

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    2. I'm sorry that I am just seeing this! You can buy my poster at my store: https://seeheardocompany.com/xcart/product.php?productid=21&cat=0&page=1&featured

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    3. I'm not sure why it's not letting me link a direct link. Until I can figure that our...you can go to my store at www.seeheardocompany.com and the poster is in the "products" tab. It is the very last product. If you have questions you can email me directly at amazingactionalphabet@gmail.com Thank YOU!!

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