Carmel Mountain Preschool

CMP Activities

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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Bubble Wrap Sun

Materials: Paper plate Bubble wrap Yellow and orange paint Yellow and blue construction paper Glue Paintbrushes 1. Paint a white paper plate yellow. 2. While the paint is still wet, lightly paint a piece of bubble wrap with orange paint. Have kids dab the bubble wrap onto the plate. Keep dabbing until the paint has […]

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Yarn Wrapped Rainbows

Materials Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink Yarn Cardboard cut into a rainbow shape This is a simple and easy fine motor art project. First, I cut a rainbow shape out of cardboard for each child. Then, they were given a piece of yarn in each color. I tied the first piece on and […]

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Parts of a Flower

Materials: Green Construction paper Popsicle stick Brown yarn Green crayon Flower cut out Bingo dotters Glue Marker After talking about the parts of a flower during circle time, we created our own flower during art. First, I cut out a flower for each child and had them use bingo dotters to decorate their flower however […]

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Textures in Nature

By: Julie Goldstein This week up in The Studio, we went on another nature adventure. This time we learned all about “Textures” in nature. First, the children passed around a pinecone and used their own words to describe how it felt in the palm of their hands. Some said, “it’s squishy” and other “it’s soft” […]

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