2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour: Stop #10

You can support reading and language development while you tour ArtPrize without creating anxiety for struggling readers. Here’s the next phase of our ArtPrize for Kids: Language Connections Guide for 2012. Thanks again to our friends at grkids.com for the work done on creating the Tour!

Here are picks from Stop #10 of the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour . For each, we’ve added some language prompts for building those neural pathways for all ages. I’ve also put some notes for some questions in brackets [ ] after. Feel free to comment with your responses, a child’s response or additional questions – and ENJOY!

#10: SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson
54 Jefferson SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Some overall questions for this stop:

  • How are the exhibits at this stop alike?
  • How are the exhibits at this stop different?
  • How is this stop alike or different from the stops we’ve already visited?


  • How many syllables are in the word giraffe? [2; jer-aff]
  • What other words can you think of that start with the /j/ sound? Bonus: can you think of any other animals that start with the /j/ sound. [keep in mind, it’s the sound, not the letter, so jackrabbit is totally okay!]
  • Can you make a silly sentence for a giraffe?
  • Where would we find a giraffe in real life?
  • What colors are they in real life?
  • Does this piece remind you of any others?
  • This piece is like a puzzle. Have we seen any others that were like puzzles?
  • Would this piece fit in your room?
  • This giraffe is made of aluminum. Aluminum is what is called an element. It’s a kind of metal. Do you know anything else made of aluminum? [pop cans….]
  • Do this remind you of any stories you know?


Follow-up activities could include looking up information on giraffes and animals of Africa; research elements and metals; creating sculptures of animals with aluminum foil; assembling a 3D puzzle; visiting Binder Park Zoo and feeding the giraffe; describing this piece to someone who wasn’t there with you.

From Kent District Library


Researching Aluminum

Next: St. Cecilia Music Center, Stop #11 on the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour

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