Walking into Our House Decatur last Tuesday, we were greeted with an enthusiastic cheer of “Look! New friends!” It was the perfect way to begin our first event of the summer. The project was lead by artist Mandy Goodwin, who organized a great morning for pre-K students focused on sea creature fun!
We started off by reading The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark by Deborah Diesen, a picture book about standing up to bullies. Reading the book was a great way to align the event with the Paint Love project theme of loving and respecting others. Afterwards, the kids participated in some ocean-themed yoga. There were dolphins, sharks, and fish all around the room!
Our art project for the day was making jellyfish out of glue and watercolors. With help from our fantastic Break Away volunteers, the kids had a great time making their colorful creations. We finished up with some ocean songs and a couple rounds of telephone.