Our children love to create fold-over paintings. So it was no surprise that they all really enjoyed making these beautiful butterfly fold-overs to decorate our classroom.
Exploring the wonderful process foil fold-over painting in our pre-k class.
Creating blot paintings by folding the paper with multiple folds first then adding the paint...
In celebration of Fourth of July, we had a little discussion on taking care of our flags and then we did a little practice trying to fold them too... We talked about why the flag should not touch the ground. This brought up words like respect, symbol, and freedom... Then we all took turns learning how to fold the flag... We worked together in pairs to fold the flags... And we learned how to fold [...]
There are lots of opportunities for young children to build daily living skills. When my little friend Tristan came over today, I thought we could do some art activities in my studio but he wanted to help me with some cleaning and arranging instead. As we started working together, I realized that this was an opportunity to explore daily living skills so we went with it... Daily living skills can include just about any thing [...]
This is an interesting symmetrical fall activity to try! Cut out a leaf and fold it in half... Open and cut on the fold... Glue 1/2 of the leaf to a sheet of construction paper... Now draw the other half...
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 and put it in her cubby. I watched as she worked to fold her paper. She rolled and unrolled the [...]