Practice fine motor skills and explore shapes with this Cherry Tree Summer Process Art. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
This week it’s all about the seasons and summer was of course first on our list. We spent lots of time this afternoon learning about summer and getting creative with this Cherry Tree Summer Process Art.
Our discussion for the day focused on what we like to do in the summer and of course, the little guy said, “Swim!” I’m not at all surprised by his response and I’m willing to bet that baby girl feels the same. After all, we did go swimming several times a week throughout the entire summer.
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I love the invitation to create activities that are included in each of our preschool curriculum kits and my goal for this week is to blog one idea for each season. Keep reading to learn more about today’s easy Cherry Tree Summer Process Art.
Summer is a season that usually has warm or hot weather. We may see flowers, green trees, and insects. Summer can be very colorful. We wear clothing such as shorts, sandals, and bathing suits during this time.
Summer Process Art
Shapes, Visual Arts
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Red Stickers
- Green Tissue Paper
- Nature Items
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the Inspiration Photo and any additional materials.
- What are the parts of a tree? What materials can you use to make these parts?
- What do you notice about the shapes in the photo?
- What kind of tree will you create?
- What else would you like to add to your art?
- How did the child talk about the circles?
- Did he overlap any circles or just place them side by side?
- How did he describe his art?
This was one of those activities that made me realize just how quickly my baby girl is growing up. Little kids change so much and so quickly. I was seriously impressed by her ability to not only glue her tree trunk on the paper but also scrunch the tissue paper to make leaves.
She added a twig to her tree trunk and of course her favorite part was sticking the cherries on the tree. This activity from Experience Early Learning was a wonderful way to encourage fine motor skills which are so important for toddlers and preschoolers.
Thankfully, there wasn’t any cutting involved in today’s activity, which made it perfect for an older toddler. We tore the brown paper for the tree trunk and then scrunched the green tissue. After that, it was just a matter of gluing down the pieces and adding the stickers.
The patterned paper that we used for the tree trunk came from my scrapbook stash. Needless to say, the little guy and baby girl know where to find lots of fun stuff in the studio.
Both kiddos definitely enjoyed this quick and easy summer process art activity and were excited to keep going and try out the adorable changing leaves idea for fall!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Weather & Seasons 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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