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children creating a bird nest at child care center

Bird Nest Project

We learned about different birds and what their names are by reading “Feathers for lunch” by Lois Ehlert.We talked about what a bird may use to build a nest and where some birds choose to build their homes.

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girl excited about face paint at child care center

Face Painting Fun

Painting on yourself is often discouraged and that is why it was great fun to dedicate a special day for them to be the canvas.

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boy with art in glow room at child care center

The Glow Room

WIth the Glow Room I incorporated a black light to show the children how their creations could be brought to life through luminescence.

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girl likes popping bubble wrap

Bubble Wrap and Loose Parts Play

“I had an idea” to put all that Tinker Hollow bubble wrap that we have been collecting since the fall to use and have some fun. Miss Marcy helped Miss Carole create bubble shoes for the children. They loved walking and popping and jumping and popping.

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kids playing with light and shadows

Dark Room Shadow Play

This week I decided to convert the art studio into a dark room for the children to create, play and explore silhouette art as a fun form of art medium.

Using shadow boxes and multi-colored click lights, the children made their own unique sculptures to cast shadows.

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Puffy Paint Cakes

Each child benefits from this form of role-playing in such a joyful manner, which is not only fun for them but also improves their social skills, confidence, creative communication, and problem-solving.

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Children creating foam sculptures at our preschool

Styrofoam Sculpture

Children love stuff that sticks together. These super cool and colorful pieces of Styrofoam can be used for making all kinds of interesting sculptures.

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teacher working with a child at our childcare center on an art project

Tinkering with Brads

Young Children are fascinated by creating things that can move. Using brads and cardboard is a great way to let children play and experiment with moving parts!

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