Carmel Mountain Preschool

CMP Activities

Treasure Maps

Materials: Paper Markers and crayons We have been talking about pirates all week and decided to make our own treasure maps. We started out by taking a look around our classroom and looking for places we could hide a treasure chest. We created a large map together to brainstorm ideas and how we wanted to […]

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The Dot

Materials: “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds Variety of colored liquid paint Paper Corks For this simple art project we first read “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. While reading the book, we had a group discussion about different things that inspire us to create art. We also talked about shapes and what we know […]

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Handprint Fish

Materials: Large white paper Various colored paint Marker Paper plates This is a simple and fun group art project to try. First, draw a large fish onto the white paper. Then, pour paint onto a paper plate and have the kids dip their hands into the paint. The kids can use one color at a […]

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Moon Rock Science at Carmel Mountain Preschool

Materials needed for Moon Rock Science experiment: 4 Cups Baking Soda 1/4 Cup water Powder Tempera Paint Glitter Vinegar Pipettes Paper Crayons Pencils We began our Moon Rock Science by taking 4 cups of baking soda, 1/4 cup of water, and paint/glitter. The kids helped measure out each ingredient. We mixed everything together and the […]

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Paper Sculptures

Materials: Construction paper Glue In our Kindergarten Prep classroom we are studying art appreciation. For this project, we used recycled paper scraps to create our own unique paper sculptures. We folded and twisted the paper in various ways. We used our fingers to wrap and wind the paper. This activity is simple and an easy […]

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Watercolor Flowers

Materials: “Paint Me a Picture” by Emily Bannister White paper Black permanent makers Glue Scissors Yellow watercolor Paint brushes Assortment of flowers For this activity we read “Paint Me a Picture” by Emily Bannister. We talked about the colors in the book and the feelings associated with each color. During our discussion, we noticed that […]

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Eric Carle Inspired Flowers

Materials: Tempra Paint Thick Tissue Paper Paint Brush Variety of objects to paint with Scissors Glue Construction paper “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle This week we are doing an author study on Eric Carle. We read “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle and talked about what we observe about the pictures in the book. […]

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Watercolor Silhouettes

Materials: Liquid watercolor paint Water droppers Paint brushes White construction paper Animal templates cut from black construction paper. 1. Trace animal shape onto black paper and cut out. For this, I googled animal templates and printed it out. I traced and cut out the animal shapes to save time and some animals were to hard […]

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Drawing with Scissors

By: Julie Goldstein This week up in The Studio our CMP artists learned all about cutting shapes and creating colorful collages inspired by the books “Perfect Square” and “Drawing with Scissors”. They learned all about the artist Henri Mattise, who was famous for his colorful cut collages. For some of our students, this was the […]

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Yarn Wrapped Bees

Materials: Black and yellow yarn Cardboard Scissors Newspaper Makers Buttons 1. Cut out an oval shape from the cardboard. This will be the body of the bee. For younger kids, cut small slits into the cardboard so that the yarn won’t move while wrapping. Have the kids start wrapping the yarn around the oval cardboard. […]

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