Twos

Painting with a two year old

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Exploring the painting process with a two year old takes patience and flexibility! Observing this two year old so I can learn how to build interest in the painting process!

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Squeeze art: a beginner’s exploration of the world of art

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A beginning exploration in the world of art with this fun and very open ended form of squeeze art.

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More than just a strawberry

More than just a strawberry

Come and see why real life experiences are an important part of the learning experience both at home and in the preschool classroom!

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The discovery of glue

The discovery of glue

For a two year old, the discovery of colored glue (or any type of glue) is quite a big deal. Come and learn more about our discovery of glue!

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A very simple invitation to sensory play

Exploring shave cream sensory play with a two year old and understanding what is most important along the way…

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The first day in summer preschool

This two year old is exploring the new summertime classroom set up. Come and take a tour to see for yourself!

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Making lid soup at home with a two year old

I had a surprise visit from little Wy this week and we needed something to do so I set out the little table and chairs I keep in my office and a basket of dishes for us to play with… Wy set out all the dishes and that is when I realized that we need […]

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Painting with Indian corn in preschool

The two year olds were enjoying this simple fall painting experience… Paper plates filled with yellow, orange, and green paint were set out… The children rolled the corn cobs in the paint… Then they rolled the painted corn on a piece of paper… The children in this class do a lot of painting. I think […]

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We made a circle collage in preschool

Our two and three year olds were focusing on the shape of a circle this week and one of their activities was to make a circle collage! Each of the children were given a round paper plate because of its circular shape to use as the canvas for their circle collage. The teacher had precut […]

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Twos at the easel in preschool

In this twos classroom, easel painting is part of the daily routine. The children know how to get their own paint smock, slip it over their head, and then they head over to an open easel where paint, brushes, and paper is ready and waiting for them. Some days they paint on short paper and […]

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Sponge Painting with toddlers and twos

Recently, I had a mother on Twitter ask me for ideas for art with toddlers and twos. More specifically she was asking for ideas of art that can be displayed or saved. Her request led me to write this post. I will address the specific request but first I need to share a few pointers […]

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