Carmel Mountain Preschool

CMP Activities

Spray Bottle Art

Materials for Spray Bottle Art Books: Art and Paint Me a Picture 3 spray bottles Paint: red, blue and yellow (I added water to make the paint thinner) Thick paper (cardstock) We have been learning about colors and how primary colors mix to make secondary colors. We read Paint Me a Picture and Art and […]

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Directed Drawing: Lines

Materials for Directed Drawing: Permanent black markers Paper Watercolor paint White board and dry erase marker (for teacher to demonstrate line drawing) This activity is a simple way to help your kids follow multi-step directions and work on fine motor skills. Give your child a black marker and a sheet of white construction paper to […]

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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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