Syringe Squirt Art Community Helpers Craft

Teach little kids about doctors with this fun Syringe Squirt Art Community Helpers Craft! Doctors are community helpers who take care of us when we’re sick or hurt and of course it’s all kinds of important for little kids to learn about them! You’re definitely going to want to add this quick & easy process art activity to your next Community Helpers preschool monthly theme! 

spilled paint on white cardstock with text: Syringe Painting Community Helpers CraftWe’re on week one of Community Helpers and both little kids are having a blast! Hopefully, we’ll get to share more about baby girl and the toddler curriculum next week, but for today it’s all about the little guy and this awesome Syringe Squirt Art Community Helpers Craft. Seriously, friends!

I can’t even believe how much fun this activity was. Even I took a turn with making syringe squirt art.

Watching the beautiful colors mix together was totally inspiring and not surprisingly the little guy wanted to do it over and over again. 

child filling syringe with blue paint
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my 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 mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

child squirting blue paint onto cardstock using syringe
He’s not giving up these syringes. They found their way into the bath tub tonight and I’m sure they’ll be there indefinitely. 

child squirting blue paint into small plastic cup of red paint
Community helpers are essential for a strong and thriving community. They are professionals who help improve a community’s overall health and well-being. It is important for children to create a positive attitude toward the people who help their community.

child filling syringe with red paint
This can be achieved by simply acknowledging who the community helpers are and how they help. Children can interact with these helpers by exploring their own neighborhoods and talking to them directly.

child squirting red paint onto cardstock
Through these interactions and exposures, children can begin to find a sense of comfort rather than fear. Teachers and caregivers play an important role by helping children understand who can help them, especially during an emergency.

child using syringe to squirt blue paint on cardstock
It is beneficial for children to learn at a young age what to do when there is an emergency such as a fire or if they become lost. 

paint colors mixed together on cardstock
If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.

Syringe Squirt Art Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

small plastic cups of paint lined up next to inspiration photo
What you’ll need

  • Syringes*
  • Paper
  • Cups of paint
  • Bowl of Water
  • Tray or pan (optional)

paint colors swirled together on cardstock
Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out materials.

Prompts 

  • Have you ever received a shot? How did it make you feel?
  • What happens when you pull then push on the syringe? 
  • How can you make small dots and large dots with the syringe? 

Observe

  • Did the child control and manipulate the syringe to create colorful art? 

syringe painting process art next to inspiration photo
Probably my favorite thing about this Syringe Squirt Art Community Helpers Craft and maybe the little guy’s too was the measurements on the syringes. After a while, he started filling the syringes and telling me how many milliliters were in them. How exactly he knew that, I’m really not sure.

Maybe because they’re similar to the syringes that we use for medicine for baby girl and he heard me mention it at one point. It’s hard to say. His memory is kinda awesome like that. 

Either way, listening to him practice reading measurements was for sure a huge win!  

child holding syringe filled with watered-down paint
As a homeschool mama, I seriously couldn’t ask for more! The Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum is nothing less than amazing and we’re of course absolutely in love with the toddler curriculum as well! 

community helpers process art
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Community Helpers theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my 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 mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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