2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour: Stop #18

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 #18 of the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour . For each, we’ve added some language prompts for building those neural pathways for all ages. Just a note – you don’t have to ask all the question! Pick the ones that work for you!!

#18: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. NW 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?

Dining on the Grand

  • What shapes do you see?
  • What do you recognize in the materials?
  • How would you describe this fish to someone else – saying a fish made from spoons wouldn’t fully describe it would it?!
  • What other fish have we seen in ArtPrize?
  • What other pieces or places can you think of that have Grand in them?
  • Does this remind you of any stories you know?

The Dragon 

  • What mood does this piece create?
  • What colors do you see?
  • What do you know about dragons?
  • Can you think of anything we’ve seen on the tour that rhymes with dragon? [wagon]
  • What else have we seen that could fly?
  • Have you ever seen other pictures or statues of a dragon?
  • What parts of the dragon can we see?
  • What parts can’t we see?’
  • What would you name this dragon?
  • Does this remind you of any stories you know?

Moose Bath II 

  • What is that animal?
  • Can you think of any other words that rhyme with moose? Are any of them animal names?
  • Where could we find a moose in real life?
  • Would you give a moose a bath in a bathtub?
  • Do you think a moose would fit in our bathtub?
  • What animals could we give a bath in our bathtub?
  • Why do you think people laugh when they see this painting?
  • What other animals would it be funny to see in a bathtub?
  • Where else would it be funny to find a moose?
  • Does this remind you of any stories you know?

Ta-Da

Follow-up activities could include looking up information on fish, the Grand River, dragons or moose; creating silly sentences about animals in funny places like a Moose in a Bathtub; writing a story about an animal, dragon or a time when you’ve eaten somewhere; reading books of funny stories with animals; describing one of these pieces to someone who wasn’t there with you.

Some Fish Folklore

Drawing Dragons

Also available as a book on tape/CD! Listen in the car!

Where should a moose be found?

A Different Kind of Dragon

More Fun with the Bathtub

Fun with the Bathtub and with Words

Mixing in Some Science!

Next: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Stop #19 on the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour

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One thought on “2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour: Stop #18

  1. Perla September 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm Reply

    I am not really fantastic with English but I come up this very easygoing to understand.

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