Today, those who are in the “Piece of Pie” play made some of their props, which included cardboard 3-D instruments that were later painted, as well as signs and any other props they need. The other art classes tried some more mediums today, such as using water color paint to make animals on white paper. Those looked great!
In group 2’s play, they started rehearsing the songs for the play. The music portion of the plays was added in today, so those who have singing parts practiced their songs. The song about numbers that the witches sing was coming along nicely. The kids also had a lot of fun trying on costumes for their characters. For many, it was dress-up time and you could see the kids becoming their characters and entering a fantasy world while putting on the costumes. Who doesn’t love to play dress-up?
In group 1’s theater rehearsal, they continued with Papagayo, in which certain animals sing a version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, but with some of the words changed. Today they worked on the second half of their performance.
During the midday break, everyone was once again thrilled about the water games. It was definitely a good day to play in the water today because of the heat. The kids were having fun playing in the pools and using the water slide. Others preferred to stay dry, or attempted to stay dry despite the water balloons, by playing on the playground. Even with the extra time it takes to get everyone into their bathing suits and outfitted for water games, it is still totally worth it.
In the afternoon portion, those who chose to learn the dance routines learned the proper ways to stretch and dance to get the most out of their physical movements and to be safe and careful.
The first group doing the blacklight was just so excited, they had so much energy while building with their neon cups stacked on large neon signs. It looked so dazzling in the dark under the blacklight. This continues to be the highlight for the kids.
In crafts, the kids continued with a really creative and fun idea with DIY sandals. They had colorful duct tape, which they fashioned over molds into their own sandals. Some chose flip-flop styles, and others made a different type. Other kids started to make bead necklaces.
For some kids, today marked their last day at Multi-Arts, so they finished up their projects and made sure to gather all their pieces of artwork and everything they made.
The first week was definitely a great success! No major problems at all, aside from minor cuts and scrapes (kids will be kids). But what is truly great is the exposure the kids are receiving to all the arts- dance, music, theater, art, writing, and fashion. It is such a wonderful time for kids to be able to experience this and develop and further develop their creative senses. You can see it on their faces and in everything they do that they are truly enjoying this wonderful program.
Can’t wait for next week!