Finger Painting Fun


1st class finger painting with Joyce 10 Mar 2011 (3) Joyce’s first class yesterday mixed it up with a little fun in finger painting.  I happened to be present when she handed out the paper and started to explain to 12 – 2 & 3 year olds what they were going to do. Hands on their heads they waited asFaubert finger painting with Joyce 10 Mar 2011 (2) patiently as can be expected as she carefully put a blob of each color on  everyone’s sheets of sturdy construction paper.  When she had gotten the last of the back row, she declared the starting line, “OK, Mickenson & Jonel finger painting with Joyce 10 Mar 2011 (25)everybody can paint!”  Nothing happened, we looked at each other, and then back at the kids, having anticipated a mad frenzy of fingers and hands  flying, but there was none.  Wanderson took his hands off his head and cautiously put his pointer finger in the green.  Then inspected the tip Yvenson finger painting with Joyce 10 Mar 2011 (24)of his finger that had paint on it.  Mickenson stared over at him  blankly wondering what in the world would posess him to do such a thing.  So Joyce explained, the “technique” again, and got them going.  Hands down and in action, it was awesome to see which kids got into it and smeared it Delta finger painting with Joyce 10 Mar 2011 (18)everywhere, and which refused to get more than a finger on each hand soiled.  Whoever said finger painting comes naturally was wrong in this case.  Delta was more proud of her completely painted palms and fingers than she was her painting, “Molly, (actually the new kids tend  to call me Moley) look at my hands, look at my hands, she said beaming from ear to ear with pride.  Nice to see her looking so cheerful when three short weeks ago she was angry, scared, sick, and obstinate… :)

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Angelica Kornelius wrote:
I was looking at pictures today from Haiti and it made me sad because I missed you. I like you Molly so very much. My teacher at Kindergarten is awesome. We get lots of play time. Love Angelica (Fifi)

Mon, March 14, 2011 @ 1:36 PM

2. Tammy wrote:
LOL! I love the "hands-the-head" approach. I'll have to pass that along to some preschool teachers I know in the States! Keep the adorable (and the not so adorable) stories coming.

Mon, March 14, 2011 @ 3:39 PM

3. alm wrote:
this is TOO cute!, thanks for sharing 'Moley' (opps, sorry, could not resisit) I love the little one, in the back round of the photo of Delta, licking his hands!!!!!

Sat, March 12, 2011 @ 2:12 PM

4. Lynn Strain wrote:
hil molly thanks for writing these little stores. i love them. they are so heart warming and always bring me back to reality when i need it. the kids looks so happy. they are very fortunate to have you and joyce to care for them so lovingly and i am thankful you guys are there for them. give my love to joyce. we think of her often. lynn strain

Sat, March 12, 2011 @ 2:56 PM

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