Exploring the theme of homes, children participated in story time readings of books about houses such as My Painted House and My Friendly Chicken and Me by Maya Angelou, at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, Creative Play Place, St. Peter Public Library, Hoover Elementary N. Mankato and Children’s Museum of Southern MN. Following the story time, students created representations of their own homes and dream homes at each partner location using a variety of media. Through these literary and hands on art experiences, the children became aware of similarities and differences between their homes and those around the world. Through participation in hands on art projects and the display of their artwork in a real gallery, the children also learned to view themselves as artists.
*This program was made possible by a grant from the Traverse de Sioux Library System with funds from the Legacy Fund and the MN State Legislature.