MUSEUM STORIES

June 10

Fruit and vegetables are everywhere in art! This week Museum Stories is inspired by James Del Grosso’s Two Red Onions (1992) and John Wilde’s 7 Kiefers (1987). Are you getting hungry? Check out the tasty treats of fun books and songs we found to help you recreate Museum Stories in your home. 

James Del Grosso. Two Red Onions, 1992. Oil on canvas

John Wilde. 7 Kiefers, 1987. Color etching

Book: Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Song: “The Good Food Song”

The Good Food Song (to the tune of Old MacDonald)
Vegetables are good for me,
EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily,
EE I EE I O
With a carrot, carrot here,
and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot.
Vegetables are good for me,
EE I EE I O.
*Use your own creativity to add other vegetables

Book: T. Veg, The Story of a Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Song: “The Onion Song” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Book: How Are you Peeling? by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
Song: “Apples and Bananas” by Raffi

Craft:
Create a carrot matching game with triangles, squares and circles. Click through the images for instructions.

Get ahead with Kindergarten readiness: practice shapes, counting, colors, and following directions.

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