A is for Art
|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)
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.|
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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.
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.
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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