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Art Journal Entry- Memories with Mommy

We did this activity go along with our letter M theme which you can see here


Art Journal
I recently found out about art journals and thought it would be a wonderful experience with the kids for preschool.  There are so many possibilities with art journals and it is a nice way to express yourself with another person through art.  This activity can look many different ways for many different people.  Art is open, as is journaling.

We will be adding 1 entry a week to our art journal.  The themes, topics, or prompts may be random or may go along with a theme we are learning about for the week.


Memories with Mommy
After our meat eater drawing I didn't want to journal about meat eaters.  It was to redundant.  Therefore I went with another important 'm' topic, Memories with Mommy.  

To start this off I had Little Dragon close his eyes and picture me (mommy) and him together.  I asked him to think of the things we have done together and asked him to pick his favorite memory. 

We talked about memories for a short time but he knew quickly what he wanted to journal. 


For this journal we drew in sharpie and then painted with water colors as two different steps. 
This way the watercolors wouldn't cover our drawings

After Little Dragon drew his mommy memory he also wanted to draw his favorite daddy memory.

Mommy and Little Dragon at the beach playing in the waves and Daddy and Little Dragon at the comic book shop. 

A few days later we came back to our drawing and painted them

Little Dragon loves his recorded memories and asked to make more.  
I enjoyed discussing the different things about the memory to make them come alive more.  Asking if he remember this or that and asking more about what he liked.  
This was a great journal topic! 


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