Bilingual Fun with Window Crayons

Four years ago we bought Crayola window crayons to decorate with before our Día de los Muertos party. After the fiesta, I got thinking we could make art with them year round. We began a tradition of seasonal window decorations in our kitchen. Each change of season our child and I combine forces to produce window art. Low tech fun every three months, artful surroundings, and continuous vocabulary reinforcement!

Our first in Autumn 2016!: Words by Mom (plus two leaves), Drawing by Eagle.

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¡Feliz otoño! Happy Fall/Autumn 2016! Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Autumn 2017: Words and Drawing by Eagle.

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El Otoño Autumn 2017  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Autumn 2018: Words by Mom (+leaf pile and grass), Drawing by Eagle.

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El otoño Autumn 2018 Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Autumn 2019: Mom wrote the words, drew the tree, squirrel, leaf pile and snowflakes, Eagle drew the red leaves on the tree.

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El otoño 2019 (Fall) Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Winter 2018: Words and a few snowflakes by Mom, Eagle took the snowflakes to town!

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El Invierno Winter 2018 Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Winter 2019: Tree and a couple of snowflakes by Mom, Eagle drew the tree snow and most of the snowflakes.

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El invierno Winter 2018. Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Spring 2018: Words and three tall flowers by Mom, Blue sky and garden of flowers by Eagle.

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La primavera  Spring 2018  Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Where’s summer? Well you should ask! I couldn’t find a single photo of El verano. A clue I found was a photo of a La primavera window taken in the fall! I think we’re so busy outdoors in the garden, or biking, or swimming, that summer is lived, not drawn.

Did you count how many otoños had snow?

Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! –Rebecca

Rebecca Cuningham

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