DOZY POEMS, COZY DAYS TEE'S!
These are the cute little cotton Dozy Poem tee-shirts for toddlers and young children.
They are printed with the Cat Nap poem and Maris' illustration. Adorable!
Contact me if you want one.
DOZY POEMS, COZY DAYS CLASSROOM POETRY UNIT
Get the children involved in brainstorming, inspiration and poetry writing by starting with watercolors! Sometimes, depending on the age group, kids hear "poetry" and groan, thinking "Roses are red, violets are blue..." This poetry project is fun and very conducive to working together as a class community, or if doing it with your children at home, working together with family members or friends. It's based on the watercolor/poetry combination of Dozy Poems, Cozy Days.
First, pass out your supplies of watercolors, brushes and paper. Have the students choose just 2 or 3 colors. Ask them to use their non-dominant hand to paint a picture or image. For example, if the child is right-handed, have them use their left to paint.
At this point, Maris has a couple of pointers:
It's wise to have the students test their colors out on another piece of scrap paper before painting. It's hard to tell the exact color of paint by just seeing it on the palette because it will dry lighter on paper than it appears when wet. Having an extra piece of paper handy to test colors on before applying them helps with the exact color shade.
Here's an example from a 4th grade class:
One student titled the watercolor "Pink Sea".
The next student wrote:
"The sun rises,
The waves look pink.
The sky is yellow
In nature's ink."