Creative Art

Bumpy ball painting

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Around here you can find bumpy balls at just about any store. I picked up six bumpy balls from the Dollar Tree for some bumpy ball painting!

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Bubbles, bubbles

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Bubbles are the quintessential children’s toy!  They are inexpensive, easy to find, and can provide hours of entertainment.  Bubbles are a wonderful multi-sensory activity.  Today I’m sharing 10 ways to explore bubbles in your home or classroom… Let’s begin with the bubble blowing basics.  You will need some sort of bubble solution.  You can buy […]

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Xx is for x-ray!

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Before heading off for spring break, my students explored the letter Xx and the best word that I know of to examine the letter Xx is x-ray!

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Polka dot painted fish

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We recently spent time exploring “under the sea” and the children created one of our old favorite paper plate activities – the polka dot painted fish.

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Xylophone painting

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A xylophone is simple in design and can lead to an exploration in sound, color, shape, and of course – music.

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Paper towel shape art for preschoolers

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In today’s post, I am sharing an opportunity to explore shapes and color through a very simple and engaging artsy experience.

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Storytelling on the easel

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This week we have been exploring waves in the ocean through our literature, art, water play, and other experiences in preschool.

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Rainbow swirl paint

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Exploring the process of blending colors with our simple version of rainbow swirl paint!

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Spinning up circles

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For our art experience, the children spent time with the amazing process of spinning up circles in our preschool classroom.

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Cotton ball clouds

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We recently spent a few days exploring different types of weather.  We also focused a great deal on raindrops and clouds.  This simple activity that I would like to share with you today sparked some great use of vocabulary and imagination… To begin our discussion on clouds, we read the book “It Looked Like Spilt […]

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Rainbow collages

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We turned colorful paper scraps into beautiful rainbow collages.

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Exploring space with Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss week, our Pre-Kindergarten class enjoyed the book “There’s No Place like Space” as well as a few space related activities we had set up to explore around the classroom.

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Hearts at the easel

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Of all the painting experiences I share with my students, the one they most enjoy is anything that has to do with painting at the easel.

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Chopstick painting

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Exploring a new art process with a book and a pair of real chopsticks!

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Color mixing

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A simple, yet engaging color mixing activity for preschoolers…

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Listening at the easel

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Continuing with our interest in listening, I set up the easel for my students to enjoy a little listening time as they painted as the easel.

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