The inclusion of preschool art lessons in a child's daily activities helps children learn shapes and colors. It is easy to include art projects into weekly or monthly lesson plans. Art lessons for preschoolers do not need to be fancy, just fun and colorful.
The use of paint can be a way for children to experiment with texture and color. Some preschool art lessons that can employ paint are paper mach� facemasks, handprint cards, room decorations and clothing creations.
Preschool paint can be made from yogurt or pudding. Edible paints are safe for preschoolers and easy to clean up if disposable tablecloths are used under and on the painting table. Old clothing can be given new life if paint made from unsweetened drink powders or Easter egg dye is used. Sponges, paintbrushes, stamps or potatoes cut into shapes are an excellent way to allow preschoolers to create designs on old clothing. Tempera paints are usually non-toxic - read the label - and can be used safely by children.Themed Art
Choosing a themed art project may include a specific art medium like paper or fabric. Themed art lessons can also be about specific topics like animals, fish or food. There are many foods that can be used as materials for preschool art lessons. Popcorn, macaroni, spaghetti and cranberries are just a few of the many foods that can be used to create designs, strung making mobiles or used to make wind chimes.
Devoting art lessons to a specific topic allows children to learn about the topic through a variety of mediums. Transportation art lessons might include building a sailboat from a plastic lid or cup, making a car out of a cardboard tube with cracker wheels or decorating fabric parachutes to throw into the air. Art is an educational area that has few limitations. Feet can become paintbrushes, icing can become paint and food paintings can be eaten after they are created.Art Books
While a preschooler may find a trip to an art museum boring, many museums have special programs for children. Taking your child to a children's art show may provide the incentive for creative home projects.
Many children's books on colors, famous painters, funny painters and animals who like to paint can be included in preschool art lessons, and read online or borrowed from libraries. Creating a personalized storybook using children's artwork is easy and adding words to their artwork to tell stories is a way to combine reading readiness skills with art lessons.
Famous sculptures and buildings may be a way to encourage young children to build things from common items. After reading about the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, marshmallows can be used to make a replica, learning about the London Bridge, a copy made from wooden craft sticks and then painted in bright colors. Greek mosaics can be replicated using different textured shaped crackers.
A child's world is limitless. Proving a wide variety of experiences when they are young lets them explore more learning avenues later. Providing daily, preschool art lessons is an activity children will anticipate and enjoy. The variety of mediums, topics and projects will keep a child busy for months, perhaps even years.