Painting

Painting on the grill in preschool

To go along with our pretend barbecue, the boys had fun with a little ketchup and mustard painting on the grill… First we used a basting brush to spread a little ketchup and mustard (red and yellow paint) on our grill (aluminum pan with holes in it)… The paint flowed through the holes leaving fun […]

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Painting on the light table

With my new light table all ready to go, I just had to play with it here at home and the first thing I wanted to try was a little painting… Now keep in mind that this is my DIY light table so there is no plug or electricity and because the lid is totally […]

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We made a paper plate bumble bee in preschool

The children at preschool made a paper plate bumble bee… The children started by using yellow paint and a paint roller to turn their paper plate a bright yellow… Then the children painted on some black bumblebee stripes with a paint brush. Notice how they used different types of painting tools as this process progressed. […]

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Painting with a bouquet of flowers in preschool

Did you save the flower bouquet for preschool? I have shared how the kindergarten class made a flower canvas from a flower bouquet that was just about ready to be thrown out. Here are some additional activities to use up those flowers from the flower bouquet as well… While at one table, the children were making […]

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Tissue box challenge: making simple squares in preschool

I just love a challenge because it makes me think “outside of the box” – yes pun intended… JDaniel4’s Mom and The Activity Mom are hosting this fun little challenge as a creative way to recognize earth week. The challenge is to make something out of a tissue box! I really am not all that […]

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Getting babies and toddlers outside to play

This week Childhood 101 is celebrating “Get Outdoors and Play” and that is one thing my nieces and nephews love to do.  There are all kinds of fun things infants and toddlers can do outside… My little niece Clara is having a ball swinging in her backyard… If this doesn’t look like fun, then I […]

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Fun with color words in preschool

Through out the school year the children have been exploring all of their colors and color words. Last week, the children reviewed many of their colors through different kinds of paint and sensory materials… Some of the children finger painted their color words… Others sprinkled some colored salt on their color words… The salt was […]

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Crack open the egg and paint in preschool

  Kids just love to crack open the egg when doing a cooking activity so I thought we could have a little fun with cracking open plastic eggs too.. Just add a little bit of watered down paint inside the plastic eggs… If the paint is too thick, it wont drip out very well. You […]

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Painting colorful trees in preschool

The children have been exploring the four seasons throughout the week and today they painted trees… The teacher had set out paper with a tree form already on it (the children probably could have drawn their own trees) and a variety of paint colors with paint brushes. This was one of many different activities the […]

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Black and white make gray for a cloudy day in preschool

Color mixing and painting clouds in preschool…

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Circles and lines on the easel in preschool

These children are given daily opportunity to paint at the easel… This is a class of two year olds and for the longest time, the twos have been just using their time at the easel to mix the paint colors until all the paintings look like one big brown blob… It is important to note […]

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Scrunched paper printing in preschool

Scrunch printing is fun, simple, and quick to throw together for any preschool class!

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P is for pink polk-a-dots in preschool

Each week, the teachers at our school continue to focus on a letter of the week. This isn’t the only time that the children will explore a given letter but it is an opportunity to give a letter some special attention. This week the focus was on the letter P! I noticed that focusing on […]

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Messing around with the color brown in preschool

As part of our color review week, the children tried out a little brown finger painting but instead of using brown paint, they used chocolate pudding. After mixing up a bowl of chocolate pudding, they dipped their fingers in the pudding and began making brown pudding prints on a piece of paper… To this point […]

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Preschoolers like driving through a snow storm

I didn’t really have a plan for this activity and it isn’t something that will probably get hung up on the refrigerator but Wy had a terrific time with it… I set out a sheet of black construction paper and put a few dots of white paint on the paper. I told Wy that we […]

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We made spilt milk in preschool

  The book titled “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles G. Shaw has always been one of my favorite books to share in preschool. Today, the children read the book then we made spilt milk pictures… In one of our classes, the children used a bottle filled with white paint to make their pictures. […]

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