Our local school gets out early on Wednesdays, so I have school age programs every Wednesday! Fourth Wednesdays are art, so we did thumbprint art modeled on Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Book. The book gives instructions for how to turn thumbprints into animals, people, flowers, and more by drawing on them with a marker or pen.
I planned a program based on Guinness World Records, and it was super cheap and low prep, plus a lot of fun! And sneakily educational, to boot. Details below, but first, the saga of my Wednesday afterschool programming and the importance of changing things up.