Thursday, March 13, 2014

Preparing for Spring
A Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum

Above, Hazel LOVES to peruse our scrap book.  Colin added a new page for us.  Below, I have aspirations that we could have a preschool drumming circle - we need to learn how to keep a beat . . . time will tell!

Lately the kids have been playacting "Miss Jill,"  below, it's Colin's turn . . .

On a "looking for spring" walk, we collected branches for a project.

We viewed the barren-seeming field that will become a garden that we will help with soon.

Jack and the Beanstalk is a good  book to read when hoping for spring-like weather.

We went ahead and planted our own beans.

And played in some dirt!

A sculpture at the DAM!  We looked at pictures of what we might see on this trip and Colin recognized this right away.

The Nick Cave hands-on exhibit . . . 

There was a huge screen with a video of his sound suits dancing.

We travelled across the bridge to the other building . . .

And engaged in some activities with support from museum staff.

Assemble .  . . 

Laminate . . . 

Ta-daaaa!  Pretty!

These blocks were so fun because they were light and soft.

Go Colin . . build!


There was a neat replica of the museum to play at . . .

Hmmm, look at all the hand prints - which is the same size as ours?

Sculpture you can touch!

Ok, let's hunker down and look at some paintings!  Noe noticed the paintings with horses.

We all decided we liked these paintings because they were familiar.  We have all seen a windmill and the picture beneath reminded us of our mountains.

Wow, lots of sky.

More activities - smile!

We each made a postcard (you might receive in the mail...).

Hold onto the railing - LOTS of steps.

Lunch time.  Colin said, "Are we going to be able to go down the slide today?"  We had numerous compliments about the children's fantastic behavior, by the way.

We were able to experiment with MANY different ways to draw . . .

Minimalism at it's best - nice job, Noe!

A little solo easel time for Hazel . . .

Ok, let's conquer this thing!  A wonderful trip.

The T/Th gang made their own "pretend gardens."  They each picked a color for their personal soil.

Nice gardens, kids!

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