Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills with this Snowstorm Winter Process Art activity. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
Today we’re talking about winter and making Snowstorm Winter Process Art. If you’re looking for a great way to encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and even fine motor skills, keep reading to learn more about this open-ended art activity.
Winter is such a magical time of the year and this creative process art activity is a great way to bring it all to life for your little kids!
Talk about what type of weather is in winter and then make your very own snowstorm painting for kids process art using everyday things that you probably already have around the house.
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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 unique Snowstorm Winter Process Art.
Winter is a season that is usually cold and has snowfall. We wear warmer clothes, such as sweaters and mittens. In some areas, it is darker in the winter and the days are shorter. Some animals hibernate and survive the winter by sleeping.
Winter Process Art
Fine Motor, Visual Arts
What you’ll need
- Inspiration Photo
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
- What do you notice about the snowstorm photo? How do you think it would feel to be outside during this weather?
- What do you think will happen if you paint with a feather?
- What else do you want to add to your snowstorm painting?
- How does the child use his fingers to grasp and move the feather while painting?
- Does he move it with control?
We painted with feathers, bubble wrap, spoons, and pokey balls. It didn’t start out that way, but as most process art experiences go around here, the little guy and baby girl did their own thing.
I gave each of the kiddos cardstock and paint and let them have at it. And you know what? That’s exactly why I love process art. It’s open-ended and encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
The little guy wanted to create a particular texture, which meant finding the right painting tool in the studio and he definitely had a lot to choose from.
Another wonderful benefit of process art for baby girl is developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. As she works with different materials and mediums, she’s building the small muscles in her hands and fingers and learning to coordinate those muscles to accomplish the task at hand.
That’s a lot of learning happening from one quick and easy process art activity. And even more so if you consider the fact that we’re exploring important science concepts like introducing weather and seasons to our little learners.
After all, little kids learn best through play and process art is a perfect example of that.
If you’ve been following along to this point, then you already know that the next season on our list to learn about is spring and that means lots of rain!
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Weather & Seasons 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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