This week the rainy weather helped set the mood for our Radical Rainforest theme. Luckily, we had a lot of activities to help us explore the theme through art projects and creative movement.
After learning about habitats and the frog life cycle, our young campers drew and colored ponds.
The snakes from the Great Ex Critter Cave exhibit inspired our campers to explore colors and patterns in this springy snake project.
To add to the investigation of the connection between what animals look like and where they live and seek shelter, artist Celia Colucci led campers through a camouflage art project. First, campers drew shapes and colored them in using oil pastels.
Then campers "hid" a chameleon in their drawings, using the same colors and patterns as the background and using small foam squares for a 3-D element.
For their field trip this week, we walked across the street to Practically Pikasso and glazed plates.
The wonderful art activities at Great Ex Summer Camp are made possible by the support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.