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Activities & Fun Projects

Check out these fun and easy activity ideas 

tied to Jeanne's books.

Use in the home or classroom or library.

Dressing Up the Stars
 
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Dressing Up the Stars Activity Kit

Download a *FREE* Dressing Up the Stars activity kit, complete with Dress Up Animals, Design a Candy Costume, and Write Your Oscar Acceptance Speech.
 

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I'd Like to Thank Activity

 Imagine you won an Oscar, just like Edith Head. Write an acceptance speech!


 

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Dressing Up the Animals Activity

Be a costume designer, like Edith Head! Add hats and accessories to animal party guests.



 

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Jeanne's Pinterest Board for Dressing Up the Stars

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections inspired by the art and life of Edith Head
 

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Candy Costume Activity

Be a costume designer, like Edith Head, and create costumes for candy or your favorite sweet treat!



 

 
Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas 
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Guide for Educators, Librarians & Parents

Download a Guide to ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of a Painter Alma Thomas, including Discussion Questions, Design Your Own Cover, Imagination Station, Warm Colors/Cool Colors Activity, Create a Timeline of Your Life Portrait and Tips for Reading This Book with Young Children.
 

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Colorful Paper Puzzle

Download a *FREE* paper puzzle
featuring an illustration from
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Painter Alma Thomas.


 

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Alma Thomas Inspired Activity Kit

Download a *FREE* activity kit,
complete with detailed instructions
to create a paper color collage, design an Alma Thomas inspired artwork, and do a paper puzzle.
All feature illustrations from
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Alma Thomas.


 

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School Library Journal Teaching Ideas/Activities

Ideas for classroom projects tied to ABLAZE WITH COLOR -
A Story of Alma Thomas
.
Choose one. Choose more.
It’s up to you!

 

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Create Your Own Color Collage

Download a *FREE* paper collage kit, complete with detailed instructions. Create the collage with colorful patterns from
illustrations featured in
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Painter Alma Thomas


 

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Ablaze with Color

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections inspired by the art and life of Alma Thomas

 

 
My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey
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Video of Reading of My Hands Sing the Blues and Create a Collage Art Project Inspired by Romare Bearden

by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art + San Francisco Public Library
 

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Tell a Story Collage Art Project

by Bentonville Public Library – inspired by My Hands Sing the Blues book and Romare Bearden's artwork




 

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Collage Project by National Gallery of Art

Guided questions for looking at Romare Bearden's collage painting "Tomorrow I May Be Far Away" (referenced in My Hands Sing the Blues) and instructions for making a Bearden Inspired collage project


 

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for My Hands Sing the Blues

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections
inspired by the art and life of Romare Bearden



 

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Read & Make Collage Kit Project

prepared by Middlesex, NJ, county - Found Paper Collage Project tied to My Hands Sing the Blues.  Includes link to the Romare Bearden Foundation’s online collection of artworks for inspiration

 

MAYA LIN – Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
 
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Design Your Own Memorial Activity

Inspired by MAYA LIN - Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, downloadable write-and-draw worksheet for  designing a memorial of an event, a place, a cause, or a group of people that is important to them

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Maya Lin - Artist Architect of Light and Lines

Features resources and classroom connections about Maya Lin and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

Boats on the Bay
 
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Make Your  Own Paper Boat Mobile

Download a *FREE* paper boat mobile kit, complete with detailed instructions. Create the mobile with illustrations of many of the boats featured in Boats on the Bay 

 

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Boats on the Bay

Features boat-related art projects and other related books and
resources




 

Honey Girl The Hawaiian Monk Seal
 
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For Creative Minds

Downloadable set of activities tied to Hawaiian monk sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts 


 

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal

includes pins about Hawaiian Monk Seals and the organizations that rescued her
 

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For Creative Minds (in Spanish)

Downloadable set of activities tied to Hawaiian monk sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts
 

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Teaching Activity Guide

A 26 page, downloadable teaching activity guide, including pre-reading questions, art scavenger hunt, vocabulary games, math compare and contrast


 

Astro the Steller Sea Lion
 
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For Creative Minds

Downloadable set of activities tied to Steller sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts

 

For Creative Minds Spanish

For Creative Minds (in Spanish)

Downloadable set of activities tied to Steller sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts
 

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Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Astro the Steller Sea Lion

Includes pins about Steller Sea Lions and the organizations that rescued him