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Printmaking with Recycled Cardboard

By: Julie Goldstein I am a professional printmaker, so whenever I get a chance to teach the kids how to print and make editions, I get really excited to see what they create and always so inspired by their ability to have fun with such an amazing process. This week up in The Studio, we […]

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The Benefits of doing Family Yoga with your Preschooler

At Carmel Mountain Preschool we are lucky to have our very own expert preschool yoga instructor, Ms. Claire Cafri.  Ms. Claire offers weekly yoga to Carmel Mountain Preschool students – for more information see our Extra Curricular page.  We interviewed Ms. Claire to find out why she encourages families to do yoga together. What are […]

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Interview with Norm – The Rhythm Child Drum Circle

Interview with Norm How did you get started in drumming with Children? I’ve been a professional musician for thirty years. Drumming and percussion were my main instruments. When I had my first child back in 2000 I was trying to relate to him with something I knew. As a first time parent I didn’t know […]

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Dancing Popcorn Science Experiment

In this activity you will need: Tall jar or glass Popping corn Baking soda Vinegar Water Spoon DIRECTIONS: 1. Add 2 Cups of water to the jar 2. Take 2 Tablespoons of baking soda 3. Stir until it dissolves 4. Add corn 5. Add vinegar slowly (Dixie cup size) 6. Then watch it dance!!

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Farm Painting

Materials: White construction paper Green, yellow, brown, blue, and white paint Paint brushes This is a great activity to explore landscapes with children. After discussing the type of landscape you might see in the country or on a farm we painted these pictures. First, we folded the paper into 4 sections. I drew a light […]

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Coffee Filter Fall Leaves

Materials Coffee filters cut into leaf shapes Washable markers Spray bottles Water This is a fun process based art project for Fall. First, cut coffee filters into the shape of a leaf. Then, have your child color the leaf with various colored washable markers. When they are done coloring, have them use a water bottle […]

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Directed Drawing Pigs

Materials White paper Black marker One large cardboard circle and one smaller cardboard circle for tracing Pink crayons Blue, green, and yellow watercolor paint Paint brushes For this activity, your preschooler will be listening to and following multi-step directions. First, have your preschooler trace the large circle with a black marker for the pig’s body. […]

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Painting Fall Leaves with Acorns

Materials: Brown, yellow, and red paint White construction paper cut into leaf shapes Dried, brown leaves from outside Acorns Tray for rolling acorns on Spoons This is a great process art project for fall. First, have kids collect the leaves and acorns from outside. Talk about how seasons change and leaves begin to change colors […]

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Candy Corn Art

Materials: Black, white, yellow, and orange construction paper Glue Cotton swabs First, draw a candy corn shape on a piece of black construction paper. You can free hand each one or create a template to trace. After talking about the pattern of the colors in candy corn, have the kids use cotton swabs to spread […]

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Color Volcanoes

Materials: A variety of Kool-aid Water Baking soda Vinegar Clear bowls or cups First, you need to put a few scoops of Kool-aid into a clear bowl or cup. Then, add water to the Kool-aid so that it all dissolves. Give it a good mix! Once you have your Kool-aid mixture the fun begins! Have […]

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