Painting with acorns and an oatmeal container in preschool

A fan on my Facebook page recently shared how you can use an oatmeal container for marble painting and I thought this was such a clever idea. I had never thought of it before so we  decided to try it with acorns as part of our fall theme. We started off by putting a piece of paper in the oatmeal container. Then added some red, orange, brown, and yellow paint and a handful of acorns. [...]

By | October 14th, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons, Painting|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

We made handprint fall trees in preschool!

I got the biggest kick out of watching the children make their handprint fall trees today! The children started by letting the teacher paint their hand and forearm with brown paint... Some of the children giggled when the teacher painted their arms and hands. Other children had to give it some thought before deciding to give it a try:) Not every child enjoys paint on their hands - yet alone paint on their hands and [...]

By | October 12th, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

There are four seasons in preschool: summer

The children started off each season by drawing bare trees. Each tree was created on a different day - not all at one time:) For summer, the children tore up strips of green construction paper and glued it to the branches of their trees. I didn't make into the classroom in time to catch them gluing on the leaves which is always disappointing to me. I love watching the children engage in their work! I did catch [...]

By | October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There are four seasons in preschool:fall

For each season, the children began by coloring their own tree with bare branches. I enjoyed seeing each child's interpretation of the bare tree. And as you can see, the canvas they used was a nice large piece of paper... Each day the children created a new tree trunk with branches to prepare for a new season... For the fall trees, the children glued on tissue paper leaves... A terrific fall addition to their four [...]

By | October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , |3 Comments

There are four seasons in preschool:spring

For spring, the children dipped cotton swabs in lovely spring colors of paint and made blossoms on their trees. Each child drew their own tree with branches using a brown crayon. The children took their time and I think because they used cotton swabs, they naturally made dots rather than rubbing back and forth. Interesting... A lovely addition to their four seasons art wall...

By | October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There are four seasons in preschool:winter

Our kindergarten class made these four season pictures over several days.  For each season, the children used brown crayons to make bare trees. A total of four trees on separate pieces of paper were made. For winter, the children used white paint mixed with a little salt to make a sparkling winter tree. The children painted with small paint brushes... And some of the children used their fingers to make snowflakes... And the children had [...]

By | October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Four Seasons|Tags: , , |0 Comments