- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fine arts, Fine motor skills, Playdough, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Clay Art in Preschool: Other Ways to Play with Clay by Cheryl Villareal on Jul 15th, 2012
Clay… Playdough… noodles….these are just some of the many “toys” kids like to play with that really tap several skills all at once! With clay they get to practice their fine motor skills, their imagination, their creativity and so much more!
Last summer, another activity Ayala Museum did was Clay Art by Jose Joya. It’s really simple and easy to do! This post isn’t really like my usual tutorials, this really is just some... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fine arts, Messy art, Teaching Ideas Puncher Pointillism at Ayala Museum by Cheryl Villareal on Jun 22nd, 2012
From April to May, the Ayala Museum held a bunch of art workshops for the kids. One of these focused on George Seurat’s famous pointillism art! I love how complex and simple this activity can be!
So before the actual art activity, a brief intro about George Seurat and pointillism was given.
From wikipedia: Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an im... Read More » Tags Share Comments (5 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Messy art, Science Experiments, Teaching Ideas, Transportation Hot Air Balloon Craft for Kids! Up up and away! by Cheryl Villareal on May 16th, 2012
I love playing with paper-mache! The activities and the outcomes that can be done with them are countless! During our lesson on different kinds of transportation, we made some HOT AIR BALLOONS!
It was fun to see the different reactions from the kids! Some of them were really excited, while others like myself got weak on their knees at the thought of riding a balloon several hundred feet above the ground!
What y... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Holiday crafts, Teaching Ideas Giant Earth for Earth Day by Cheryl Villareal on Apr 7th, 2012
I think earth day is a very important day which gives special attention to mother nature and the beautiful planet we live in. We take our world for granted and abuse it, assuming that somehow, everything will just get better on it's own... thing is, it isn't. And if there's one place to start.. it's with the kids.
So for our extended activity, we decided to have the kids make a gigantic earth! If you've read my previous post, you'd also know h... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Business and Services, Featured, Fine arts, Lifestyle and Events, Museums and Galleries, Travel and Events Art Workshop in Manila for Summer 2012 by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 20th, 2012
One thing I love about being a preschool teacher besides working with my adorable students is the wonderful experiments we get to do day in and day out! Part of these experiments of course is ART!
We have different themes per month and the famous artists and their art works was one of our themes this school year. It’s funny how we don’t seem to appreciate the art works of these famous artists and yet kids can find so much joy in ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Family, Featured, First Day of School, Personalize, Reading and Language, Recycled art, Teaching Ideas, Transportation Personalized School Bus with the Old Shoe Box by Cheryl Villareal on Feb 12th, 2012
This activity was supposedly a really simple art and craft activity for our theme on transportation. However, as we were planning it, more ideas kept popping out and we eventually came up with this. The idea came from the teachers, but it wouldn’t have turned out this great if the kids weren’t as creative! Good job kids!
What you will need
Yellow cartolina/ paper
Thin strip of black paper
4 circul... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Animals and Insects, Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Featured, Fine arts, Messy art, Stories, Teaching Ideas Eric Carle Collage in Brown Bear Brown Bear by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 27th, 2011
The kids have always loved BROWN BEAR, they love learning the different colors while also seeing the pictures of different animals! Moreover, they enjoy singing the song while looking at the pictures.
This time, we wanted to try and make collages. So we had them pick which color they wanted and we mixed 2 other complimenting colors with it. So if they picked green, we’d give them GREEN, YELLOW and WHITE. If they picked PU... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Fine arts, Fine motor skills, Skill development, Stories, Teaching Ideas Painting on Tissues like Eric Carle by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 20th, 2011
Eric Carle may not be famous in the world of fine arts, but his very famous in the world of preschool children and teachers! For most of us, not only do we love his art and all his book, but we love also all the books in which he did the illustration. Brown Bear, Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, etc.
Well, though he may not have his art up in the museums like MichelAngelo and Picasso, Eric Carle is one of the greatest artists for the kids. S... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Face, Fine arts, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Picasso’s Cubism Became A Mix and Match of Faces by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 20th, 2011
While learning about the different parts of our body and our different senses, we decided to let the kids create a puzzle with their own faces. Since we were also on the topic of fine art, we tried to copy Picasso's cubism. It has a similar idea but not entirely right. Eventually, the idea evolved and we ended up cutting pictures from magazine and had the kids make a distorted image of themselves. We got mixed reactions for this activity. Some ki... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Fine arts, Fine motor skills, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Painting with Scissors like Henry Matisse by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 14th, 2011
It's fun to do art with kids, but when you talk about art with them... crayons and paint are usually the first things that come to mind. Nothing wrong with that, but there's still so much more ways to do art then just the usual. Which is why I'm glad I came across Henry Matisse!
Henry Matisse was a well known artist, he was good in both painting and sculpting! But as he reached the age of 72, it became difficult for him to stand and ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )