Ghost writing in preschool

We tried a little ghost writing in our class. You can call a process that you do many times by a different name and add perhaps a different color of paint and suddenly the process is very new and interesting once again…

For each child, I placed a small amount of white tempera paint in a black Styrofoam tray. The children used cotton swabs to make their ghost writing on the black tray…

I also set out black construction paper for the children either to add some ghost writing on the paper…

Or they could make prints of their ghost writing on the trays…

Most of the children tried it both ways…

By repeating a process, the children get more proficient in the process. By modifying the process to reflect a new season, holiday, or other interest of the child – the children stay more interested in the process…

Here are some of our ghost writing prints that I saved and put on the wall..

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Comments

  1. says

    LOVE THIS! such an awesome creative idea!! We will defintly will be doing this next week!!! Thanks for sharing! i just love this website and all the ideas!!! Its helped me sooo much!

  2. says

    It is funny… I agree when adding a word like “ghost” it adds a whole dimension. AS an art teacher even 5th graders would start talking about ghost stories when we did “ghost” prints. (prints that are the lightest quality after printing many times) Silly kids!

  3. says

    this looks so fun! i will have to try using q-tips. my son refuses to write in paint with his fingers ((but he’ll get down and dirty with shaving cream!)) we are going to be doing your egg-cracking painting (from that one newscast that this was in) next week!