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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Dot Art for Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of dot art images with text: Gecko Process Art

Explore the Rainforest from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) has been so much fun! Today we learned about geckos and explored Aboriginal Dot Art.

After all, preschoolers love little critters as well as getting messy, which means this was pretty much the perfect day!

preschooler's gecko art

One of our favorite things about this curriculum is the Invitation to Create process art activities that are included in each week's Teacher Guide.

Today's Dot Art for Preschoolers was obviously no exception.

preschoolers making gecko process art on trays

Each of the process art activities from Experience Early Learning include a list of prompts to get the children thinking. Today's prompts were:

  • What do you notice about the Aboriginal art?

  • How will you design your gecko's skin? What materials will you use?

  • How can you use the cotton swab to make different types of marks?

The preschoolers got busy creating their amazing gecko art and it was definitely so much fun to watch them work. That's one of the best things about small group activities.

preschool painting gecko using cotton swab

I especially loved seeing all of the different patterns the children created for their "gecko skin."

preschooler using cotton swab to make gecko art

Being able to sit down with a group of children and talk through what they're making is a wonderful way to encourage communication skills as well as creative thinking and problem solving.

preschooler painting gecko cut from paper

Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) makes it quick and easy to plan engaging hands-on activities that allow our preschool children lots of opportunities to learn through play.

preschooler's gecko art

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we continue to Explore the Rainforest!

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