The children and volunteers who participate in Project CHILDD at Montefiore have had a busy year so far! In January, they celebrated the new year by creating “fireworks” using paper towel rolls. The children got to cut and flare the tubes themselves and create the stamping pictures that mimicked fireworks.
In addition to being fun, this activity focused on manipulative motor skills and challenged the children to be creative and resourceful with limited materials.
February was all about Valentine’s Day.
The children created heart-shaped stained glass windows by gluing strips of colored tissue paper onto waxed paper. This activity exercised fine motor skills and provided a great opportunity to explore positive relationships.
The most exciting part for our young artists?
Holding their works of art up to the window to see the light shine through! ❤️
In addition to the group that meets monthly at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Bronx, Project CHILDD also runs monthly art programs for children and teens with developmental disabilities in Pelham at the Pelham Art Center and the Daronco Townhouse (for teens). Click on our calendar for dates and times.
Project CHILDD stands for Community Help In Learning about Developmental Disabilities.