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Share a Story: Art Storytime


Did you miss our Monday Art Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a creative storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

A story inspired by the life of the influential French master artist considers how he transformed his dreary childhood community in northern France through his expressions of color and form.

We had a great time with the song "Stick to the Glue," but there are a lot of fun songs on this disc to enjoy.

Mouse paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color. This title also comes in a Storytime Kit. Ask at the Children's Reference Desk for more information.


And we finished with the following action song:

     This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint. 

     This is the way we stir the paint, so early in the morning.

Repeat with motions for dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, and frame the picture, or make up your own creative actions.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

A collection of more than one hundred children's poems by Jack Prelutksy. Includes two poems about painting: "My Elephant Paints Pictures," and "I Painted a Rhinocerous."

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

Lines that wiggle by Candace Whitman

A variety of monsters and other creatures demonstrate some of the different things that lines can do, from curve and curl to zig-zag.

An easy CD to listen to, it features a fun song about imagination and pictures, "Drawing."