The little guy and I are of course having a blast with our It’s A Small World theme. This week, we learned about Natural Wonders like The Grand Canyon, Ayer’s Rock, Matterhorn, Victoria Falls, and Giant Sequoia Trees. Truly breath-taking, don’t ya think? Today’s process art experience was all about waterfalls and it was a blast!
In today’s lesson, we learned that Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. And it’s also the focus of this fun Dripping Waterfall Invitation to Create Process Art Experience.
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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.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Mother Goose Time has totally nailed it with the invitation to create activities that are included in each of our preschool curriculum kits.
One of the things that I love about process art is that it’s open-ended and encourages creative thinking. And you know what? It really is the process and not the product that’s so important for little kids.
Dripping Waterfall Process Art
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Background Paper
- Blue Paint
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies
- What do you notice about the waterfall photos?
- How will you use the supplies to make your waterfall art?
- How will you make your paper look like a waterfall?
- What happens when you lift your paper after squeezing paint on it?
- Did the child squeeze the eyedropper? Did he communicate what he noticed about his art?
I’ve always loved watching the little guy explore new materials and mediums. It’s all kinds of awesome that he gets these experiences and a lot of that is thanks to Mother Goose Time.
We’re not even going to get into how much time I save by not having to lesson plan anymore. I mean, seriously. I remember when we first started and I’d literally spend the weekend on Pinterest. It was ridiculous and I definitely don’t miss it.
This was one of those activities that was sort of intuitive. The little guy more or less knew exactly what to do. He dripped the blue paint on the paper and then tiled it “and it goes right down the paper.” I love preschoolers! They’re so much fun.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Blast Off to Space theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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As 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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