Letter of the Week A-Z Series: A is for Art & 11+ Amazing Art Ideas to Try This Fall (Love to Learn Linky #7)

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Hi Friends, 

Today we are continuing our “A” themed week of our Perfect Tot School & Preschool A-Z series and it’s time to party for another Love to Learn Linky. This post is full of ideas! Let’s check out some different types of art then pick a craft from the list and get creating. I am so glad you are here to join us. Let’s get started!

A is for Art
Explore different types of art, then make your own masterpiece. Ms. Tiger chose to make a sculpture, but you could make anything your kid felt like or what your art supplies where ready for.
Our homemade clay is fun to squish, squeeze, and create with. All the ingredients came from the kitchen so it is taste safe.

Objectives: Sensory play, creativity, introduction to art

Age Group: Preschool/Tot School

Directions for Activity:
1.  Observe different types of art. It would be fun to go to an art exhibit. I googled painting, sculptures, and photography and we briefly looked at them and discussed our observations.  I suggest finding pictures before the activity because some art isn’t G rated. Some searches I had success with where “Landscape photography” “Family photography” “Disney sand sculptures” “Abstract sculptures” “Easy paintings for kids” “landscape paintings”

2.  Create art. See below for more amazing art activities shared at the Love to Learn Linky.

Directions to make clay:
1 C. cornstarch
2 C. baking soda
1 1/2 C. cold water
Food coloring (optional)
Paint (optional)

1.  Mix the ingredients together over medium heat. Stir continually, it will get really thick and hard to stir. Once it reaches desired consistency, remove from pan and let cool before playing with it. Store in an air tight container. I put ours in the fridge and it has lasted weeks.

I really love this homemade clay recipe because it’s so pretty and white, easy to make, and air dries instead of needing to be baked. 

We made Animal Art sculptures to go along with our A theme of the week.
If you are looking for more crafty ideas, here is our most popular Pinterest board: 

Now its time for the Love to Learn Linky where I am excited to share more wonderful Art activities. Thank you to all the bloggers who shared with us. Every week I am amazed at all the wonderful things you are doing with your kids. 
Fall Leaf Tissue Paper Leaf by Mini Monets and Mommies
Leaf Man by Planet Smarty Pants
Finger Print Autumn Trees  by Our Little House in the Country 
Autumn Tree Collages by Our Little House in the Country 
Apple Cinnamon Tree by The Well Nourished Nest
Handprint Button Tree Craft created by Glued to My Crafts Blog and shared by Awesome Kids Activities
Foil Painting by Clare’s Little Tots
Balloon Painting by Mosswood Connections

I also really LOVED:
Preschool Fingerplay Favorites by Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds

Make sure to stop by my lovely co-hosts to see what they have featured:
Why Do Apples Turn Brown by Left Brain Craft Brain

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Now it’s time for some more links! I hope you’ll join me and a few of my friends for a brand new linky party.

Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place. Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…).

The Love to Learn Linky is hosted by:

Left Brain Craft Brain
Left Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.

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Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity.

A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.

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  1. The clay looks like a lot of fun. We always make playdough so would be great to change it up a bit. Thanks for featuring our foil painting as well 🙂

    1. Thanks Viviana for the visit and nice comment. The clay is so much fun and I am surprised at how long it has lasted.

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