Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Skin You Live In

I found the cutest little bookstore called the Children's Book Garden on my way home from a weekend at the Beach and I couldn't resist buying something. It didn't take long for me to find The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko. This book has a rhyming and flowing text that is enhanced by the beautiful color illustrations.

"Think how lucky you are
that the skin you live in,
so beautifully holds the
"You" who's within.

And like flowers in the fields
that make wonderful views,
when we stand side-by-side
in our wonderful hues...

We all make a beauty
so wonderfully true.
We are special and different
and just the same, too!"

Classroom Activities:

  • Add skin-toned paper and paint to the art area.

  • At the easel provide children with brown, orange, pink, and white paint and let them experiment with creating colors that are similar to their own skin tone.

  • Place a mirror near your art area or easel to encourage children to paint self portraits.

  • Make self portraits using collage materials

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I love children's books. I am especially fascinated with fairies! I can't wait for Papercutz to release the newest Tinkerbell graphic novel titled, "Disney Fairies (Graphic Novel #1)" scheduled to come out April 13th (2010)!



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