14 July 2012

Fate Knocked Down The Door

Have you ever had a giant carrot dangle ridiculously in front of your nose? Fate has an obvious way of happening to me more than once in my life. However this time, the carrot was ominously huge! 

Ultimately Kid Created
As a teacher, I absolutely love doing what I do! It's really quite simple, my heart shines when the children shine too. These little performers do it all!  From creating their own costumes with whatever raw materials are available, to crafting their own props and to painting their own showcase banners, they make their entire offering ultimately kid created. 

In producing charming musical performances for children and their parents such as mini versions of Disney's and Pixar's The Lion King, Cars and The Little Mermaid and in the aftermath, several parents have approached and encouraged me to create a venue for this. Since then, I've never dismissed the idea as being an impossibility.  It's exciting to be on this journey and to discover what can be and really is possible! So stay tuned, there's definitely more to come! :)

09 July 2012

A Pirate's Life For Me

Captain Chanel At The Helm
A Pirate's Life For All
Our Port Side Pirates were ready at the helm! We sang along with our favorite sea~faring song 'Port Side Pirates' by Oscar Seaworthy & our first mates roared overboard in creating their very own Mini Me Pirates*. They cut, then painted The Learning Studio Bug's Mini Me Paper Doll & painted them with flesh colored poster paint. Our little pirates designed their pirate regalia complete with pirate hats & scarves. They applied their 'patched~up'  mugs and glued their attire on top of the paper dolls. ...And over the deep blue sea they sailed!

*Now you can download The Learning Studio Bug's Pirate Mini Me at Teachers Pay Teachers! Key word: Pirate Mini Me Paper Doll

08 July 2012

Mini Me Paper Dolls

Swimsuit Mini Me Paper Dolls
Our Learning Studio Beach Bugs were a buzz with excitement in creating their very own Mini Me Paper Dolls! Children painted paper doll bodies using flesh colored poster paint. They uniquely designed their swim suits ~ complete with sunglasses & big floppy hats. They affixed their gleaming smiles & adorned their paper doll mini me's. Life's certainly a beach when the children dressed up our summer bulletin board. It was a beach party palooza!!

*You can download our Mini Me Paper Dolls from the Learning Studio Bug store at Teachers Pay Teachers!

07 July 2012

Fathoms Below

Fathoms Below
Children each made their own costumes. My ambitious little 'merfolk' glitter painted mermaid flippers, customized individual seashell necklaces and floral crowns. All of their hard work in building their costumes and rehearsing musical choreography culminated into our Little Mermaid production.

Scuba Diving Photo Booth

A Watery Wave in Her ZootZoot
Children painted their very own Flotsam & Jetsam Photo Booth for their Deep Sea Diver photo shots. It was a sea worthy sensation! 

*Our hand~drawn outline of the Scuba Diver is now available for free in our store at Teachers Pay Teachers!

Sunny Submersible Smiles

U.S.S. Learning Studio Bug & Captain Chanel
Our sailors water colored submarines and snapped their super sailor smiles for their One-of-a-kind subs.

06 July 2012

Ultimately Kid Created

As both a parent and a teacher, I love seeing children's individuality within their own creations. Often times, we see a craft load of look alike projects. Our children should avoid falling into the cookie cutter habit of making arts and crafts to look like all the other ones. I love encouraging them to explore their own style of creating without the pressure of trying to be like everyone else. Their creations and art projects should reflect who they are as individuals and showcase their personal gifts. Their work should be Ultimately Kid Created.

May Pole Mini Me's
In my effort to embrace this philosophy, I set about designing art projects and lesson plans that provide a venue for each child to explore and discover their own individual style. I hope that you will find new and unique projects within my offering that will engage and promote Ultimately Kid Created ideas for your children to use.