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 #9 of the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour . For each, we’ve added some language prompts for building those neural pathways for all ages. Feel free to comment with your responses, a child’s response or additional questions – and ENJOY!
#9: Weston Open Space (click link for site image)
39 Iona Avenue SW 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 flowers do you see?
- How are they all alike?
- How are they different?
- The petals are the “flower” parts. How would you describe the petals on these flowers?
- Which parts are the stems or stalks?
- If these were real, what do you think they would smell like?
- What other flowers can you name?
- What other flower sculptures have you seen? How were those like these? How were they different?
- Flourish means to grow in a healthy or vigorous (active) way. What kinds of things help flowers flourish?
- Where would you plant these at our house/home if they were real?
- Do these sculptures remind you of any stories you know or any other art you’ve seen?
Follow-up activities could include looking up information on how to grow flowers; creating sculptures with recycled materials; describing the flowers to someone who wasn’t there with you.
Next: SITE: LAB @ 54 Jefferson, Stop #10 on the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour