Coloring

How to draw your mother!

Giving a few pointers to my class of preschoolers on how to draw their mothers along with reading the book “The Dress I’ll Wear to the Party.”

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DIY printable car track and crayola race car drawing

Exploring crayons and cars on our DIY over-sized printable car mat…

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DIY paper car mat

The children and I made our very own paper car mat for the block center…

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We read Harold and the purple crayon in preschool

Reading and coloring with a purple crayon just like Harold did!

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A bundle of fun with these crayons in preschool

Our students love to color so we thought during our color review week, we would mix it up a little and let them try coloring with crayon bundles…. In almost every case, the children began by making the crayons go round and round on their paper… Trying to get all the crayons to touch the […]

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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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Providing preschoolers with structured and unstructured opportunities to write

Creating structured and unstructured opportunities to draw and write.

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Give preschoolers opportunties to write and color

Here are some ideas to consider when giving your preschool students opportunities to color or write. Offer Choices Provide your preschoolers with a variety of writing tools to choose from. Add crayons, markers, pencils, pens, colored pencils, and chalk of different sizes and shapes. Provide access to different types of paper as well such as […]

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Five reasons to encourage preschoolers to color

Set out a piece of paper and some crayons and see the growth and development that is taking place. Fine motor skills are being strenthened as preschoolers grasp the crayons and hold on tight enough to make the color show up on their paper.   Eye-hand coordination is challenged as preschoolers  learn to use the […]

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