This week we’re sharing another favorite from our Friends + Feelings theme. And this activity is an Invitation to Create Process Art Experience. I love these and of course the little guy does too.
Process art is so important for little kids. You can find out why here. The short version is because open-ended art encourages creative thinking, fine motor skills, and sensory exploration.
But if you’re looking for one of my more long-winded explanations, then definitely check out the post that I linked.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing to us.
I Am Special Tree Invitation to Create Process Art Experience
Visual Arts (32.1), Logic (20.1)
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Background Paper
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
- What do you notice about the inspiration photo? How can you make a tree with your hand and arm?
- Could you trace your hand and arm on the paper to create a tree?
- Could you use your fingertips to paint leaves or branches on your tree?
- What is special or unique about your tree?
- Did the child use his fingers, hands, or arms to create his art?
- Did he describe his process?
One thing that I’ve learned from doing lots of process art with the little guy is that little kids do things in their own time and on their own terms. I don’t care what prompts we’re given or what inspiration we’re provided, if he’s not feeling it, then it makes sense to just let him do his own thing.
This was definitely one of those days. Lol… Use your fingers, hands, or arms to create art? No such luck. Yea… Nope! That’s not really his style.
And you know what? That’s okay. Today’s lesson was all about how we’re each unique and special.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Orchard Harvest theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
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