- Cristi Wuenschel
Learning About Art with 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.
This week, we're finishing our study of Art in Italy and beginning to learn about Art in France with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
While learning about "Fresco and Mural," we played Art Tool Bingo. We used torn paper scraps as bingo chips.
Math games such as this one are perfect for practicing listening skills with preschoolers. They're also a great way to encourage fun and meaningful discussions such as what tools artists use.
We made lots of art such as Cathedral Art using paint and so much more. We also learned about famous artists such as Monet.
The explored so many fun new techniques this week. We investigated architecture with cornstarch noodles, made flowers using pokey balls, and got inspired using famous works of art while learning about texture.
A preschool art theme is a great way to practice fine motor skills. After all, drawing, coloring, and painting are all wonderful for strengthening finger and hand muscles.
One of the children's favorite activities this week was the Haystacks process art.
We learned about texture and used kraft-colored crinkle paper to create our own "Haystacks" art. This invitation to create activity meant lots of practice with cutting, tearing, and gluing paper.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our Art Studio theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).