- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Featured, Hands can feel, Messy art, Playdough, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Scented Playdough: Sense of Smell by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 5th, 2012
It's always fun to learn about our senses through a variety of experiments, wouldn't you agree? For our unit on the sense of smell, one of the activities we did with the kids was to create our own scented play doughs! Oh what fun the kids had, they were so proud of their works and couldn't believe they made it themselves. Who know play dough was so easy to make?
I got the recipe from eHow.com but I didn't follow it to the dot, I just adjusted ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Eyes can see, Fine arts, Hands can feel, Messy art, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Splatter Painting like Jackson Pollock by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 5th, 2011
Well, I showed you Michelangelo and Van Gogh... now another famous artist of the fine arts is Jackson Pollock. Now Jackson Pollock’s art is more on the abstract side. He is well known for his splatter paintings. At first look, I thought… “what’s so hard about that?” but give it a try and you’ll realize it’s not as easy as it looks. Sure, it’ll look great no matter what, but he’s work is definitely different… definitely the wor... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Eyes can see, Featured, Fine arts, Hands can feel, Messy art, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas The “Sistine Table”- Painting Like Michelangelo by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 2nd, 2011
Who says preschoolers are too young to learn about fine arts? It’s always better to start young right? For the entire month, we have decided to teach our little kiddos about the famous artists and their unique artistic styles! To start off, we introduced them to the famous Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti or simply Michelangelo!
First, we showed the kids his famous painting on the Sistine chapel. They did not completel... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Colors and Shapes, Featured, Hands can feel, Messy art, Patterns, Senses and Body Parts, Skill development, Teaching Ideas Sponge Stamping with Shades of Blue by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 2nd, 2011
Last year, we let the kids do some SPONGE PAINTING as a extension on our lesson about squares. The kids had so much fun playing with the sponges because of their unique texture but the teachers also had to be careful not to give the kids too much paint because they tended to let the sponge absorb too much and squeeze out ALL the paint. As fun as this may be, we weren't prepared for a messy activity that day.
So instead of just lettin... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Featured, Fine motor skills, Hands can feel, Messy art, Science Experiments, Senses and Body Parts, Teaching Ideas Experimenting with Puffy Ice Cream by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 4th, 2011
So last year, I saw this amazing art activity from Deborah of TeachPreschool.org, and had to try it right away! We did almost the exact thing that Deborah showed in her tutorial and it turned out to be a huge success. Not only did the kids love how it felt, but they also enjoyed the unique experience in making these shaving cream ice creams! Some of them even tried to eat it! Lucky we caught them in time!
This year, I have a new batch of ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Featured, Hands can feel, Holiday crafts, Magic Art, Messy art, Science Experiments, Seasons, Senses and Body Parts, Summer, Teaching Ideas, Winter Ice Painting with the Kids by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 28th, 2011
When doing art with kids, one thing we need to remember is that the LESS structured it is, the MORE their creativity shines! As Teacher Tom once said, "It is not our job to be creative, it's the kid's" This line stuck with me and I always remember this when doing an art activity with the kids.
Last year, I came across this ICE PAINTING activity while browsing some blogs. There were several blogs with this activity and I felt really curi... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )