Practice fine motor skills while learning about fruit trees with your preschoolers using this Orange Painting for Kids process art activity. This painting for kids activity is perfect for your next orchard preschool theme.
This week’s topics were all about Fruit Trees and throughout the week we explored lots of different types of fruit: Apple, Cherry, Lemon, Orange, and Plum.
For today’s lesson, we focused on oranges. We made the color orange by mixing red and yellow paint, explored the inside of an orange, and wrapped things up with this quick and easy orange process art.
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A while back, I was organizing some things in the studio and I realized that we had lots of left-overs from our preschool curriculum kits, so I grabbed a few plastic containers and made some STEAM bins. Both the little guy and baby girl use the materials in them just about every day.
Oranges are citrus fruits and contain high amounts of vitamin C. They typically have 10 segments of fruit. Oranges are usually sweet and can be juiced to make orange juice.
Sometimes, we even grab a few things to use with our process art activities. Today’s orange tissue paper is a perfect example of that. We’ve done a few activities over the years using tissue paper squares, but even so, there are almost always some left-over.
We definitely had a wonderful time with this orange painting for kids activity! Process art is great for encouraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills.
Orange Painting for Kids
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Circle Shapes
- Paint (Orange, Yellow)
Here’s how to do it
- Cut an orange in half and set it out.
- Peel another orange and place the peels in a bowl.
- Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What do you see inside an orange? What shapes do you see?
- Will you keep your circle whole or cut it into slices?
- How many orange slices will you make?
- Could you use an orange peel as a painting tool?
- Does the child explore painting with her fingers or an orange peel?
- Does she use her senses during the activity?
This adorable paper plate orange craft is perfect for preschoolers! Not only did baby girl paint her orange, but she also found some fabric scraps and nature items and added a leaf and a stem.
I think her orange process art turned out great and it was definitely a wonderful way to learn all about fruit trees in an engaging and hands-on way!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Transportation theme from Experience Preschool!