Earth Collage for Little Kids

Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this Earth Collage process art for Little Kids. It would be a great addition to your next Space, Superheroes, Earth Day, or even Maps & Globes theme. And best of all, your little kids are sure to love this fun Earth mixed media collage. You’re definitely going to want to check it out!  

collage of process art images with text: Earth Collage Process Art for Little KidsI love how every so often both little kids’ lessons line up beautifully and today’s Earth Collage activity was a perfect example of that. 

The little guy is learning about American History this year, but our current preschool theme is Superheroes. You wouldn’t think there would be much overlap there, right? Wrong. 

child cutting colored cardstock to make Earth collage
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child arranging small pieces of colored cardstock on Earth collage
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 adding continents to Earth collage
While the little guy is learning about maps and globes, baby girl is learning all about Saving the Planet and one of the activities was this awesome Earth Collage. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out our Earth’s Water Sensory Tray Play Activity.

child making Earth collage
That activity goes hand in hand with this one, especially considering more than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. 

child adding yarn to Earth collage
I was all kinds of excited to see this wonderful mixed media collage and made a point of sitting down to work on it with the little guy while we reviewed some of what we’ve learned in the last few weeks.

child working on Earth collage process art
We’re both all about anything and everything mixed media and this process art experience was no exception. 

child creating Earth collage process art using paper plate
Earth Collage

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper (Green, Blue)
  • Yarn
  • Magazines or other scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Tape

Here’s how to do it

Set up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and any additional supplies. 

Prompts

  • What colors do you see on the planet Earth? 
  • Will you tear or cut the colored paper then glue it onto your plate? 
  • How can you use the magazine photos in your collage?
  • Can you tape the string to your Earth plate to create a hanging ornament? 

Observe

  • Did the child explore the materials and art tools to create a collage? 
  • How did he describe his design? 

child coloring with markers to make Earth collage
It’s been such a fun week exploring our Saving the Planet topics. We’ve learned how to reduce, reuse, and recycle as well as protecting plants and animals and so much more. 

The little guy has especially enjoyed this week. He’s always had an interest in recycling. Today’s activity gave us a wonderful opportunity to sit down together and review everything that we’ve learned both from our study of maps and globes as well as the many conservation-related activities we’ve done this month. 

child coloring with marker to make Earth collage
Process art is so important for little kids and that goes for early elementary kiddos too. It means inspiring creative thinking, encouraging problem-solving skills, providing sensory experiences, increasing fine motor skills, and of course exploring new materials and mediums. 

One of the things we’re focusing on this year in our homeschool is mixed media and this Earth collage process art was timed just right to coincide with the little guy’s geography unit. 

Earth collage process art using paper plate
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Superheroes theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.

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