Egg painting isn’t just for Easter anymore! Here’s a fun craft for preschoolers to learn more about Birds & Eggs. Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this quick & easy process art activity! Check it out!
Today’s topics was Egg and the little guy and I had a wonderful time creating some really special Egg Painting art using pompoms instead of paintbrushes. How cool is that?
With everything moving online these days, we got up extra early this morning to meet (digitally, of course) with some of his homeschool friends. When we were finished, we decided to go ahead and get started with our other schoolwork and that included this awesome invitation to create process art experience.
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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.
Egg painting always makes me think of Easter, but it’s the perfect activity to go with lots of different spring preschool themes too!
Eggs come in many different shapes but the oval-shapes eggs are the most common. The colors of bird eggs range from white to blue, green, ivory, tan, beige, gray, red, or orange.
We’ve been loving our Birds & Eggs theme so far and today’s process art experience was no exception. We also read An Egg Is Quiet*. I just adore this book. It’s filled with so much great information and the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous.
Egg Invitation to Create
What you’ll need
Here’s how to do it
- Set out inspiration photo and any additional supplies.
- What do you notice about the egg in the photo?
- How many different colors would you like to use on your egg?
- What tools will you use to paint your egg?
- Will you mix colors in your design?
- What type of bird do you think might hatch from this egg?
- Did the child use the pompom as a painting tool?
Learning Through Play
I know that I say this just about every week, but I’m all kinds of thrilled with how versatile this curriculum is. Even for my almost six year old, there are so many ideas for learning through play.
He is for sure captivated by all of the amazing STEAM activities included in our Teacher Guide each week.
We wake up, hurry through breakfast, and immediately get started with our activities. After that we spend the rest of the day reading and playing, aside from stopping for a bit to work on the little guy’s kindergarten math and language arts.
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) has been such a huge part of our lives for so long now that it’s a natural part of our rhythm and something that we look forward to every day.
This homeschool lifestyle is such a beautiful thing and it’s so magnificent to see my little kids learn and grow.
After all, as their mama and of course their teacher, I get to experience it right along with them and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
It’s kind of remarkable when you think about it. This is our second time around with Birds & Eggs and three years definitely makes a huge difference. Back then, it was just the little guy and I. Now he’s a kindergartner and baby girl is just a bit younger than he was when we started being a lot more intentional about learning through play.
Tomorrow we’re going to be exploring all things hatchlings and we seriously can’t wait!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Birds & Eggs 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.
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