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Baby Art Class

These are my ideas for a class time I am setting up to ensure I spend one-on-one time with my youngest child, Rebecca. She has just turned two years old. To me, it always helps to act as if it is a regular formal class outside of the home, which I have to pay for and drive her to, so I am adding it to my planner like this:

    Baby Art Class
    January 9 - February 26, 2007
    9 - 9:30 am

    Please dress to get messy!

The class meets every Monday for eight sessions. Setting up a class like this is a great way to make sure you spend one-on-one time with every child, and is much less expensive than signing them up for lots of activities!


Lesson Plans

Open each session with a warm-up to get your body and especially your fingers moving (3 minutes). Try Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays (recommended by Oak Meadow) or Giving Love - Bringing Joy: Hand Gesture Games and Lullabies in the Mood of the Fifth for Children Between Birth and Nine by Wilma Ellersiek, for a more Waldorf-y selection. Repeat the hand games for several classes in a row. Children love the familiar!

After the 20 minute long daily activity, have your child help you clean up (washing hands, wiping down tables, setting jars back on the shelf), have a small snack (7 minutes - see The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book for recipes and suggestions) and then rock her and sing a special lullaby. Then it's off to a nap! As with the hand gesture games, children enjoy having the same lullaby sung to them over and over. I recommend the beautiful selections in Giving Love - Bringing Joy. A CD is also available to help you learn the songs.


Finding School Materials

paper for drawing and painting: I use the sheets of butcher block paper that come in my orders from Nova Natural

for the bathtub finger paint recipe you will need:

  • one envelope unflavored instant gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1/4 cup mild liquid dishwashing soap
  • water
  • a saucepan
  • small jars

block beeswax crayons

window crayons


Suggested Booklist

Please Touch by Susan Striker

Young at Art by Susan Striker

The Big Messy (But Easy To Clean Up) Art Book by MaryAnn Kohl

Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays

Giving Love - Bringing Joy: Hand Gesture Games and Lullabies in the Mood of the Fifth for Children Between Birth and Nine by Wilma Ellersiek

The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book by Lisa Hildreth


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