Creative Art

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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Gathering up simple materials for creative art

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We are introducing two unique and inexpensive art materials to our class. Perhaps you even have them around your house!

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Painting circles with a compass

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I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a new or unique tool for painting for making the process fun and interesting for children.  These compasses that we used for painting circles really fit the bill… I’ve shared with you how we have been exploring circles and other shapes lately.  Deborah picked […]

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Blue print designs

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We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.

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