Check out this quick & easy tree art activity for preschoolers! Use it to study Kandinsky or even save this fun idea for your next orchard or winter theme! You’re definitely going to want to check it out!
This is it, friends! Our last Winter in the Woods post! And today, we’re focusing on this fun preschool tree art with the little guy! If you missed it, don’t forget to check out last week’s toddler sensory tray.
I’ve been trying to share what we’re up to with each of the little kids as well as some of what they’re doing together. After all, it can be a challenge to homeschool mixed ages.
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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.
This month we were thrilled to receive one of the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebooks too!
Wassily Kandinsky, a famous Russian artist, is best known for his abstract artwork. Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colors and shapes in his paintings. During this invitation to create, children explored and planned how to create their own abstract masterpieces. Through stamping, gluing, cutting and painting, children made artistic choices to create their Kandinsky painting. Process-based art helps children to be inspired by artwork and explore what it would be like to be a famous artist.
We actually did this particular invitation to create when baby girl was napping. You know, because let’s face it… toddlers + sequins = not a good idea. That’s not to say that it can’t be done. Just that it wasn’t on the list of things I wanted to do today. I’m sure you know how that goes.
We are for sure loving having the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebooks. They’re great for adapting the activities in the preschool Teacher Guide so they make sense for baby girl, but sometimes I also want to have some messy fun with the little guy and this process art experience was the perfect opportunity to do exactly that!
Enter this preschool tree art invitation to create process art experience! Wow, friends! According to him, he loved it! Why am I not surprised?
Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is wonderful about coordinating our creative art with the daily topic. Today we explored Lumberjacks so this tree process art went along with it perfectly!
Kandinsky Tree Invitation to Create
What you’ll need
- Background Paper
- Souffle Cups
Here’s how to do it
- Set out inspiration photo and any additional materials.
- What shapes and colors do you see in the tree?
- What shapes would you like to use in your collage?
- Will you use the cups to stamp circles on your tree?
- Will you glue the sequins inside your circle shapes?
- Did the child independently use the scissors?
- Did he manipulate the cups to stamp designs?
And major bonus points for me too! I actually went outside in the middle of January to gather some sticks for this activity. Yep! You heard that right. Sometimes I amaze myself!
Did I mention that we live in PA? It’s not exactly warm here right now. Either way, I wanted the little guy to get the full experience and that obviously meant finding sticks. I’m sure every preschool teacher and homeschool mama has been there and done that. Lol…
It was totally worth it, though. Like I said, he enjoyed making tree art and I of course enjoyed watching his creative process. Talk about a win-win!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Baby Animals 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.
Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning 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. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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