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Re: Painterly 4 year olds

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lharri03
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 21:10:55 -0800

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Isn't feet painting fun?! I'm also a children's librarian and I did a similar activity
with my preschool program. I covered the floor completely in butcher paper and I used a
thicker mixture of paint using flour & water as a base for tempera (tempera will go
farther I found) The paint was put on paper plates on the edge of the paper and
children were invited to move with the music while they painted with their feet. I had
prepared the children for this activity for 5 weeks painting the normal way (fingers &
brushes) & we also did movement to music as a preparation too. The final activity was
feet painting to Mozart. It was great.
LH

> Another fun activity I did with that age was footprints..... we did it
>when it was warm and there was a wading pool to wash off in. Use the
>biggest paper you can find... like butcher paper or something. One child
>steps in a dishpan with watery red tempera, another in yellow, another
>in blue... and they walk all over the paper. Try to get them to examine
>what happened when a red footprint and a blue one crossed each other.
> This project creates a really interesting "background" and you can have
>them cut out and glue other things to it... enjoy :)
>Chris
>________________________________________________________KewlJewl
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