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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

A Snowy Day (in art at the Museum)

For this off-site visit with students in the Purple Room at the Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center we're building on the unit that they are currently doing about "The Mitten" story. In the presentation and discussion of the examples in this lesson it may be good to talk about where the people/animals shown are (outside, in winter), what they are doing, and what they look like, highlighting colors, shapes, numbers (counting when appropriate). Connections to students' own experiences with winter are great, and will be encouraged. In both the viewing/discussion of example images and the art activity, using prompts that have students move their hands and faces, explore different textures, and make sounds (like animal sounds) will help engage students with different learning styles/preferences.

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Mia Forslund