Shapes and Colors

We made blueberry pie in preschool

Read the book “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey and then make a blueberry pie! Our preschoolers started off by gluing some strips of manila paper on top of a brown construction paper pie crust. The children criss-crossed their paper which was a challenging concept for some of the younger children… Other children caught on very easily… […]

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Flour and food color painting in preschool

I am always on the look out for different art mediums that the children can explore. The children enjoyed the new texture of this homemade “paint” their teacher mixed up. The teacher mixed up some flour and water in a large bowl until it had a creamy consistency. Each of the children had a large […]

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Folding paper in preschool

Folding paper is a great way to help young children work on those fine motor skills as well as a way to give children guides for processes like writing, sorting, and counting. This little one spent time coloring a picture this morning and when she was finished, she decided she wanted to fold it up […]

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A little red, a little orange, a little hand

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We made tissue paper flowers in preschool

Tissue paper is such a wonderful product to work with in preschool. The bright colors that are available lend to wonderful opportunities for exploring art. Each child was given a paper flower shape as their canvas… The children painted the stem and leaves of the flower with green paint. Controlling the flow of paint is […]

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Dry-erase board activities for preschool

A dry erase board and dry erase markers lend themselves to some great guided learning activities as well as the opportunity to color and create… Gather your materials… I like these dry erase markers because the eraser is on one end and the marker is at the other end… This is a dry erase sentence […]

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Wordless Wednesdays: Painting with Color

Check out these great activities for color! More wordless Wednesday links are here

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Making your own paint swatters for preschool

Making your own DIY Paint Swatters! Simple fun and art for preschool!

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Natures color wheel in preschool

I saw a color wheel at one of our schools recently where the class glued colorful plastic flowers on each section of the color wheel. It got me thinking why not use real flowers? We went on a little nature walk to find flowers and put them in a bag. Wy wasn’t exactly sure why […]

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Graphing and painting with oranges

When painting with objects, I always print the word of the object on the paper so the children can see that word as they participate in the activity. In this case the word is Orange. We cut an orange in half and used one of the halves for creating orange prints on our paper. For […]

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Let the sun shine in your preschool classroom

I enjoy coming in and observing the different ways each class puts their own spin on making a sun. In this class, the children painted their paper plates with yellow tempera paint mixed with salt to give a little sparkle and texture. After the paint dried, the children turned the plates over and added strips […]

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Preschoolers can make their own lines in preschool

A focus on coloring within the lines will not lead towards creative expression, imagination, and the ability to think outside of the lines!

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Ribbon painting in preschool

One of the things I love most is to build an entire day around music or even build an entire day around one single preschool song. When I write songs, I am always visualizing the many amazing things that can be done with that song. Today I added the Ribbon Song to my fingerplay blog […]

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Color Wheels

The process of making large Group color wheels in preschool.

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Time to create in preschool

My teacher set the colored tape, black construction paper, scissors, and chalk on the table. All I needed was a little time and the chance to do something all by myself. I concentrated on my work. The tape was sticky and I had to use my hands and my mind to figure out how to […]

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Farm week in preschool

The children in this class spent the week exploring all about the farm. They explored a variety of activities including how to create the form of a tractor out of shapes. For sensory, the children drove tractors in (and around) the dirt. The children discovered the feel and shape of lima beans. The children then […]

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