Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Living Color by Steve Jenkins
Why we love this book:
Steve Jenkins is one of our favorite nonfiction authors. He uniquely combines art and science to create books that are equally beautiful and educational. His stunning artwork in Living Color emphasizes the fact that animals come in so many amazing hues.
Each page highlights a different color and many facts about the ingenious ways animals use that color in nature. The text teaches how animals use colors in different ways to survive in our world. We especially like how both young and old can enjoy this book. Young children can look at the engaging animal illustrations while learning their colors. Older children can soak up all of the interesting facts shared in the text.
Now that we’re all inspired let’s continue with our summer art and color study . . .
Living Color Murals Extention Activity:
- Let children search through animal magazines for brightly colored animals.
- Have the children cut out and sort the animals by color.
- Glue animals onto paper or poster board by color creating Living Color Murals.
- Older children can add little index cards with facts about the animals.
Paint on Canvas Art by Children
Personalized Paintings for Father’s Day Gifts!
- small canvas (I purchased 3 in a pack. They cost less than $1.00 each.)
- pencil with eraser
- acrylic craft paint
- brushes of different sizes
- we use plastic lids to mix colors
Sketch on Canvas, MacGyver, age 8
Step One: Sketch a Plan
- Lightly sketch a drawing of painting.
Paint on Canvas, Miss Enigma, age 5
Step Two: Paint Sketch
Paint on Canvas, MacGyver, age 8
Step Three: Add Detail to Painting
- mix paints to make desired colors
- use technique of layering paints and creating textures
Paint on Canvas, Tropical Flowers by Miss Enigma, age 8
Paint on Canvas, Fish in a Tropical Forest by MacGyver, age 8
Now, wouldn’t those paintings look awesome hung in Dad’s office? One of a kind gifts made with love are the best Father’s Day gifts!
We’re GIVING AWAY one hardcover copy of Living Color by Steve Jenkins.
To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
What color describes your mood today? Moody Blue, Energized Yellow, Angry Red, Lazy Lavender . . . (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
One entry per person, please.
No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, June 21, 2012
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, June 22, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!
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