Are you looking for some fun ideas for a preschool space theme? Check out this Venus Invitation to Create Process Art Experience.
We have one more Rock Planet activity to share with y’all today. This time around, we learned about Venus and did a fun invitation to create that focused on color mixing.
From our Teacher Guide, we learned that Venus is extremely hot because it’s close to the sun. It has no moons and is almost the same size as Earth. Venus is covered in thick clouds and is an orangish color.
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We also talked about what would happen if we didn’t have water and I explained to the little guy that Venus doesn’t have any water and of course we already know that it’s very hot there.
If you’ve been around for a while, then you probably already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool this year. We’re so blessed to be receiving this curriculum and of course both the little guy and I love it.
When I set out the materials for today’s invitation to create, I made sure to include both red paint as well as yellow. And we all know what’s going to happen when our little kids mix them together, right?
They’re going to get an orangish color that’s representative of Venus. How cool is that? I mean, seriously. What more could a preschool homeschool mama ask for?
We read Me And My Place in Space again just like we did yesterday while we did a fun Mars Invitation to Create Process Art Experience.
Read the story again and invite children to give a thumbs up every time they hear the name of a planet. Encourage children to jump up when they see the Venus page.
Venus Invitation to Create Process Art Experience
Visual Arts (32.2), Scientific Reasoning (25.2)
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
- Background Paper
- Cotton Balls
- Paint (Red, Yellow)
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the inspiration photo and additional supplies.
- What do you see happening to the colors in the photo?
- What do you think will happen when you mix the red and yellow paint? Does it change?
- What will you do with the cotton balls?
- Will you cut your paper?
- Did the child make a plan before creating his art?
- Did he describe the changes he saw in the colors?
- Did he communicate his ideas to a peer?
One thing I’ve learned with the little guy is that any time I give him more than one color of paint, he immediately wants to mix them together. And with today’s process art, that’s totally the point.
He mixed the colors together, added some cotton ball clouds, and had a total blast making his very own version of Venus.
This particular invitation to create was all kinds of awesome because of the added element of the color mixing.
It was like a science lesson within a science lesson. And you know what? It’s really magical when little kids gets to combine two things that they love.
And let’s not forget about having the opportunity to paint ourselves, right? Honestly, I think it’s kinda inevitable. Lol…
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Blast Off to Space theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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