Monday, January 10, 2011
Art time, in kindergarten, is one of my favorite times of the day. I know that families are busy and getting the paints out after a long day at work isn't always what parents want to do. A kindergarten classroom is a great place to be messy, creative, and have fun. It is also a wonderful time for developing small motor skills. In one of our snowman projects, we tore circles from white paper to create snowballs. Tearing paper really works some different muscles in our fingers and hands. It was challenging for some kids, but everyone did well. The painted snowmen are fairly small and require careful work.
I know the messy stuff may not always come out at home, but think about the projects your kids can do at your house. It might not be painting or Moon Sand, but making books, invisible markers, beaded bracelets, and projects with scissors and glue are always fun to do at home. If you are not familiar with the Family Fun website, it has great ideas for projects to do at home.