My little Reggio artists are exposed to so much art at their wonderful preschool. Their classroom teachers do an amazing job exposing them to art processes that I love to do with these age groups. It also frees me up to work on different art skills with them and not feel like we are missing an opportunity for more free creating because they still always get to do that anyway! I’m not seeing these kiddos until after Halloween so I wanted to do one last Halloween themed project before we head into some longer projects this winter.
This week we worked on some mark making skills. Tracing circle shapes and making lines for my younger kiddos, and radial lines with hidden letters of our name for my older kids.
After creating our webs, I encouraged the kids who are working on practicing writing the letter of their name to add them into their web in between the web lines. It’s always interesting to see how the kids work this out specially in their heads and how it translates into their art. There is much to learn while observing each child create!
Encouraging the kids to trace their own marker lines with water was a great fine motor activity and some extra practice making intentional marks. This is an important part of learning to write and flexing those hand and finger muscles.
Every spider web needs a spider so we added a PomPom googley eyed eight legged resident for each of our webs.
This is a great art activity to try at home if you’ve got little ones who love to create. Markers and water make for easy clean up!
Have a great end of the week, friends.