Here’s a quick & easy Dot Painting for Kids process art activity that would be perfect for your next All About Me preschool theme! You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
I can’t believe we’ve made it this far, friends. Wow! We’re on the third week of our preschool All About Me theme and this week is all about Clothing. Keep reading to find out how we incorporated Pointillism into our lesson about pants! You’re not going to want to miss this quick & easy Dot Painting for Kids!
Today we’re learning about pants! What a fun topic, right? I’m loving both today’s dot painting activity as well as yesterday’s tie-dye STEAM.
We wear pants on our legs. Pants can have pockets in front and in back. We can hide things in pockets. We can hang pants to dry using clothespins. There are long pants and short pants.
Process art activities are a great way to encourage creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Not only that, but little kids love painting and drawing.
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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.
Dot Painting for Kids
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Background Paper
- Bowl of Water
- Masking Tape
- Tray or Recycled Cardboard
Here’s how to do it
- Pinch the clothespins onto pompoms to create painting tools.
- Set out glue and three colors of paint next to the inspiration photo.
- Painting with dots is called pointillism. How many dots will you paint? Do you have dots on your pants?
- What do you think will happen if the paint colors mix together?
- What will you paint?
- What do you think will happen if you use more water while you paint?
- Does the child explain his creative process?
The little guy was hanging out with daddy when baby girl and I did this invitation to create activity and it was definitely great to spend quality time creating with her.
We switched things up a bit and instead of using just a pompom, we grabbed a pokey ball and a few q-tips too. I wanted her to experience using several different sized dots in her artwork.
Pointillism basically means creating art with small dots so they visually combine together and this process art experience was exactly that.
We had a wonderful time learning about pants and creating our very own Pointillism artwork!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our All About Me from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning 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. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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