Collect some suggested materials:
– Paper (computer paper, scrap paper, or cardboard)
– Items to make a trunk and branches (try twigs, old pens or markers that have run out of ink, or crayons to simply draw them)
– Disposable plates or bowls (or anything you’re willing to use to hold paint)
– Home-made stamps (try soda bottles of different sizes, plastic lids or anything else from your recycling bin, bubble wrap, real or fake flowers, leaves, plants, crumpled napkins, or sponges)
– Glue or tape
If necessary, help small hands create the trunk and branches by drawing or gluing materials to the paper. Ask about their length and shape- are they straight, wavy, long, or short?
This is also a great opportunity for you to begin teaching preschoolers the parts of a tree.
Pour a small amount of paint into a plate or bowl and dip your stamps. Press them into the canvas a couple times.
Point to different parts of the artwork and say, “tell me about this.”
After a thorough explanation, let the artwork dry and hang it up for all to see!
Celebrate the seasons:
Here are some ideas on how to create season-themed projects. Try them out or come up with your own!
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