Friday, March 7, 2014

Partner Painting/Friendship Painting

Have you tried partner painting or friendship painting yet?  It is a great way for children to learn about cooperation and team work.  I like to introduce it at the beginning of the year to help the children build connections with each other.  All you need is a couple kiddos, a large sheet of paper and some paint.  You can even join in the fun! 
Painting with their feet is a fun partner activity too.  I would suggest making sure the kids have something to hold on to though.  The paint can get slippery.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

All About Rainbows in Preschool

Rainbows are awesome, magical even.  Kids are fascinated with them, most adults as well.  Here is how we explored rainbows in our preschool class.

I filled empty Gatorade bottles with water and then added watercolor to create "Rainbow Bottles".  The kids had fun putting them in "rainbow" order.
We did the Ivory Soap experiment (you can find it HERE), and used colored water to drip the colors of the rainbow on to the experiment.
Hanging rainbows made with tissue paper strips, half a paper plate and cotton balls.

Blow art (excellent for speech development!) using "rainbow colors"  I love the ways these turned out.  Just be prepared for some "spittle".

Rainbows in Clouds, aka, dripping colored water onto shaving cream and watching the colors come through.  You can find the experiment HERE..

Lastly, after exploring the rainbow in so many ways we created our own Rainbow Books, I got the idea from TEACH PRESCHOOL.

Enjoy the Rainbows!

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