Activity #399: Appreciate the art around you

Can you rummage through your house and find all the lady bugs…or all the elephants, or hearts? Using your child’s puzzles, toys and books, find all the examples you have of a single subject matter.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear\ Polar Bear Night (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House 12, paper)

“It’s interesting to compare the ways different illustrators depict the same thing,” rookie mom Becky wrote to us in an email, “and I think it helps children to learn to see various examples of trains in all the different contexts.”

When I pointed out to baby Julian that three of his different stuffed animals are all frogs and lined them up sitting next to each other, he seemed both intrigued and amused.