Explore physical science and patterns with preschoolers using this Safari Painting for Kids process art. Use everyday objects to make stamp patterns with this unique painting for kids STEAM activity. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
We’re so excited to be starting a brand new preschool theme this week. We’re Going on Safari! Today’s topic is Passport and we’re answering the question, “Where do you want to travel?”
Not only are we learning about maps and globes, but we’re also practicing our geography skills. And while we’re at it, we’re spending some time talking about stamps. After all, passports are stamped when you enter or exit a country.
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And of course, what better way to get started with our safari adventure than to investigate stamping with a variety of different textured objects!
Safari Painting for Kids
- Set out a variety of different textured objects for children to stamp (block, sponge, toy car, cardboard tube, etc.). Place butcher paper and different colored ink pads or a plate of paint on the table for children to explore.
- What shapes might you see when you stamp?
- What happens when you use two colors?
- What body parts can you use to make stamps?
- What other materials could you press in paint and stamp?
Open-ended STEAM activities are a wonderful way to encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills. And let’s not forget that preschoolers love painting!
Little kids use sensory play to explore the world around them and in the process, they get to experiment with new materials and mediums.
This was such an engaging and hands-on activity that worked perfectly with today’s Passport topic. After all, preschoolers learn best through play and our stamp patterns safari painting was no exception.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our safari theme from Experience Preschool!