For today's morning activity, we postponed the live veggie challenge we had scheduled to do some product testing for MoMA. The product: a card game about Odilon Redon.
We started by reading a bit about Odilon Redon and how he drew from nature:
The instructions told us to look closely at the picture, but it was pretty small and hard to make out the details within it. The kids said they saw branches and leaves, but I pushed them to notice it was made with pencil and all in one color.
Then we broke out the cards and I had them look through to identify the kinds of bark Redon drew. To my surprise, they picked up the differences in the bark drawings fairly quickly. So we played a matching game with the cards
We didn't get a chance to play concentration with the cards, but I think the kids got an introduction to various trees and the work of Odilon Redon, which isn't bad for a Thursday morning.