Lonely lost glove is found and transformed!
What is lost is now found!
Students and art teacher having fun!
Creating a story and art work from your day at the Park!
Everyone has art work and a story to tell about their trip to a Park:
Who, What, Why, When, Where, How!
I feel creative, calm, happy and joyful when I create art! I can tell my story. At the end, I say: "'Signed by the artist!' - and that is ME!"
Perfect for young people [and their parents!], this tale of lost objects and their wondrous nighttime party is a marvelous vehicle for children [and grownups too] to draw, paint, write, dance, sing, write poetry and create a beautiful LOST MITTEN PUPPET, DANCE OR WORK OF ART TRANSFORMING one of life’s bumps in the road into a marvelous NEW adventure.
Selected by CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST and NEUROSCIENTIST Rick Hanson TO TEACH THE LIFE CHANGING EFFECTS OF POSITIVE PARENTING, THE CENTRAL PARK LOST MITTEN PARTY HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE Central Park Conservancy for its visitors centers, and is available via Baker & Taylor, Ingram, your local bookstore, schools and libraries, Amazon and Regent Press .
CLICK HERE: HOW TO MAKE A PUPPET!
1. Find a lost glove, sock or mitten
OR make one
2. Decide how to decorate it
3. Create a story and the characters
4. Put on your own puppet show!
FROM TEACHER HEATHER JO:
SUGGESTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES and math puzzles
From puppet making maven Adam Kreutinger :
A selection of videos
LEARNING TO BE OUR BEST SELVES:
“The Central Park Lost Mitten Party is a great way for children and adults to share an important lesson in life, that all is not lost if we lose something. The story is bright and memorable, a charming way to think about transforming loss, in beautifully written rhyme. Grownups and children alike will enjoy the beautiful illustrations, and the section at the end of the story, with questions, notes, wonderful details and teachings about the Park, all highlighting the importance of urban public parks. It is a beautiful book.” National Toy Expert, Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., Author: Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys, www.stevanneauerbach.com
"I loved reading and discussing 'inspiration' and my lost dog (that I actually found) as a theme for an original story. He would love to know I wrote a story about him!"
"I never know who enjoys this more the students or me! It is just wonderful to see eyes light up and happy faces reading, writing, drawing and enjoying!"
"When I see my students come alive, for me, that is magic."
It is beautiful to see kids getting excited about reading, writing, and creating something beautiful to share with others.
Our best national and local treasures, available throughout our country with a FREE library card. As a teacher, I always love to see a student come alive with books!
Sometimes our ideas need some background. When a students writes a magical story, remember Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan all came first!