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Lesson Plans

pre-school art

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joym (joym)
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 10:19:40 -0500

I used to teach twentyfive 3 year olds (God knows where the energy came
from!). They can learn color mixing by (among other things) doing "straw
paintings". Have them place web splotches of several colors of paint on the
paper, then blow through straws to move the color around. They love it, and
many new color "surprises" appear! They also love to stir or mix things.
Color lessons with salt dough clay work well. They can also impress objects
into the clay, maybe learning about basic shapes as they go _ round,
square, oval, oblong - pressing or forming. Or, use print rollers to
colorize leaves & "press" onto paper for nature prints. If you're talking
about 4 or 5 year olds, where their drawing skills are developing, they can
draw on white styrofoam meat trays (that the edges have been removed
from), ink with a brayer, & print on paper.

Joy, Art Therapist/Basketmaker
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