Spring Break Special Flint Institute of Arts

Recommended for ages 3-5

Morning Stories

Activity #1

The Dot By Peter H. Reynolds

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us. Use the links below to hear the story and see the author creating dots.

Now see what you can do with a dot!

Activity #2

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice – who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat. Ellen Stoll Walsh once again proves that she’s a master in this celebration of shapes, colors, and innovation.

Check out the video below to see how you can practice cutting shapes out of paper. Once you have some shapes cut, use your shapes to create pictures like the mice did in the story.