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Art and Picture Book Activity: Making Shapes


The artist Willem de Kooning used large movements and brush strokes known as “action painting”. Explore this technique and more by creating shapes of your own. Try the read aloud link to make connections between this painting and “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff” by Dr. Seuss.

Designed especially for young learners, this resource offers creative ideas for looking at and responding to art together.

Illinois Early Learning Standards:

Learning Standard 2.D. Establish personal connection with books.

Learning Standard 9.A Recognize, name, and match common shapes.


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