Saturn Painting for Kids is perfect for practicing important fine motor skills and exploring dramatic play. You’re definitely going to want to add this quick and easy planet craft to your next space preschool theme!
This week we’re exploring Giant Planets and we’re having a blast making our very own solar system! We started with a Paper Plate Sun Painting for Kids and each day we’ve been adding a new planet. Today we’re learning all about Saturn with this Saturn Painting for Kids!
Saturn is a gas giant. It is known for its many rings made of rock and ice.
We’re just about finished with our quick and easy planet crafts and today we’re learning about Saturn and its rings. Did you know that Saturn spins so fast that the rings around it are flat? That’s just one of the fascinating things that we learned today!
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I can still hear the little guy and baby girl singing the adorable song that we learned today:
The rings on Saturn are ice and rock,
ice and rock, ice and rock.
The rings on Saturn are ice and rock,
‘Round and ’round they go.
To make our Saturn Painting for Kids, we dug out the watercolor crayons. Have you ever used watercolor crayons with your little kids? I love them because of the vibrant watercolor effect. And what’s not to love about that, right?
Blending is quick and easy with water brush pens and by the time we were finished, both the little guy and baby girl were pros. That said, you could totally just use crayons/markers or even regular paint. Whatever works for you and your little learners!
We just happened to be in the mood to paint and today’s quick and easy planet craft seemed like the perfect opportunity to do exactly that!
Saturn Painting for Kids
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Circle Shape
- Crayons/Markers (or Paint)
Here’s how to do it
- What does it mean to wrap something?
- Decorate and color the circle shape as desired.
- Tape one end of the yarn to the shape.
- Wrap the yarn tightly around the shape. Secure the yarn by tying or taping.
- Create a story about traveling to Saturn.
- Did the child easily wrap the yarn around the cutout?
- How did he or she describe the process?
After we finished decorating our circle shapes to look like Saturn, we wrapped yarn around them to make rings.
One thing to keep in mind with the Make & Play activities is they’re of course meant to be played with. Because of that, I planned this activity in two parts.
We did the making part right before we went outside so that our projects would have enough time to dry and the playing part when we came back inside.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our space & sky theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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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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