Painting

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

Black and white make gray for a cloudy day in preschool

Color mixing and painting clouds in preschool…

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

Scrunched paper printing in preschool

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

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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 […]

Read more….

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. […]

Read more….

Painting with Indian corn in preschool

The two year olds were enjoying this simple fall painting experience… Paper plates filled with yellow, orange, and green paint were set out… The children rolled the corn cobs in the paint… Then they rolled the painted corn on a piece of paper… The children in this class do a lot of painting. I think […]

Read more….

We painted with cranberries in preschool

I enjoyed reading the idea of painting with cranberries from Little Wonder Days and shared the idea with some of our teachers. The children started by squishing up a bunch of cranberries we got from the grocery store. Then the cranberries, along with the juice, was set out in bowls with paint brushes. I didn’t […]

Read more….

Evaluating lesson plans in preschool

I write a lot of lesson plans and I never know how well something will turn out until I see it in action. One of the best ways to evaluate lesson plans is to observe children in action. When evaluating lesson plans, some questions to ask yourself might include… Were the children interested in the […]

Read more….

Simple idea for mixing paint colors in preschool

This simple color mixing idea came from ABC’s of Jess’s House and I thought it was so cute that I shared it with our teachers and we gave it a try! To start out, gather some plastic zip-lock baggies and two colors of paint you want your children to mix up! Use a permanent marker […]

Read more….
wordpress stat