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Painting Exploration with Shoes for Preschoolers

Art with preschoolers can serve many different functions. Sometimes kids are exploring colors concepts and color mixing. Other times you may be reinforcing shapes or patterns. Sometimes you are looking for specific types of results or outcomes. Other times kids can explore materials as they choose, experimenting with media and process. This painting activity is […]

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September Preschool Themes

September may be the kick-off of your school year or may be continuing the basic topics of school, self, and family. Use these preschool curriculum themes during September to build on concepts that are familiar to preschoolers and strengthen skills. September Preschool Themes SCHOOL A school theme can focus on beginning the year or developing […]

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Patriotic or Flag Process Art Activity for Preschool

Invite children to create patriotic process art inspired by the American flag! They will learn the colors and symbols that represent our country while simultaneously experimenting with artistic processes and materials. This activity is great for July 4 or community-related themes. Or just a fun art exploration. Flag Process Art Activity Process art is a […]

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Preschool Books with Fairy Tales and Folktales

Traditional stories have endured time and are familiar to all ages. These traditional stories may be fairy tales and fables. Folktales may be more culturally specific but contain concepts and truths that transcend cultures. This list of books of fairy tales, folktales, and fables are great for foundational literacy and are a good starting point […]

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Easel Painting with Preschoolers

What do you enjoy in the art center? What do your preschoolers enjoy? An indispensable part of my classroom has become my easel. We usually just paint there, but easel painting is anything but “just” an activity for preschoolers. They can develop some great skills by regularly painting at the easel. Easel Painting and Preschoolers […]