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Preschool Art Class Part 7- Pop Art with FREE PRINTABLE

art class 7Our final week of Preschool Art Class was all about Pop Art.

We looked at several works of Pop Art such as:

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We talked about how Pop Art uses lots of vibrant colors and shapes and can be very repetitive. Be careful if you google “Pop Art Images” … not everything is friendly for little eyes!

After we looked at art and talked about artists like Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, the kids got to try their own Pop Art.

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For the first project, each child received his or her name to decorate. I gave them stickers and crayons. We looked at examples of Word Art… especially by Jasper Johns and then they were able to create!

pop 2Next, each child received this butterfly print out and were able to decorate with stickers and fill in the shapes, etc. We reviewed shapes as we went. You can print your own Butterfly Pop Art Below (click on the link BELOW the image for the printable version)!

Pop Butterfly Click for Printable Version—- >>> Pop Art Butterfly

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Van Goh

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle

Jackson Pollock

Pointalism

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Preschool Art Class Part 6

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For week 6 of our preschool art class, we focused on Pointalism. We talked about great artists who use this method and looked at examples of their work.

I did not have a chance to get to the library before this class. So, I googled pointalism on my tablet and took some screen shots of work. I showed my little ones a slide show. We zoomed in closely to see the dots that are characteristic of pointalism.

A-Sunday-Afternoon-on-MEDIUMOne of the most famous works of pointalism is “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat

After viewing works by famous artists, I let the kids try their hand at pointalism.

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We used Q Tips and THESE TEMPLATES from Therapy Fun Zone.

Most kids hung in there for a while and did individual dots in each circle, but by the end, they were mostly using their Q Tips as paint brushes and making big strokes across the paper. They had a great time!

Don’t forget to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Van Goh

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle

Jackson Pollock

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Freebie Friday- Lego Themed Matching File Folder Game

Happy Friday!

Sorry for the week long absence. I’m still here!

I’ve recently opened a shop on Teachers Pay Teachers. I mostly sell Clip Art, but every now and then I put printables in there as well.

I created a pack of TEN lego themed filed folder games to sell in the shop. You can find it here.

Today’s FREEBIE is one of the games offered in the pack. It is a matching game geared for preschool. The game includes a cover sheet, two papers for gluing into the file folder and the appropriate pieces for the game. I highly recommend laminating or covering with contact paper to extend the life of the game.

Remember to click on the link BELOW the image to get the printable version.

matching game Click the Link for the Printable Version —>>> Lego Themed Matching File Folder Game

You can get the full set of Lego Themed File Folder games HERE for $5.00 (that’s just 50 cents a game!).

Enjoy your weekend!

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Freebie Friday- Egg Hunt Printables

Happy Friday!

I hope you enjoy these cute little egg hunts.

Remember to click the link BELOW the image for the printable version. There is a boy version and a girl version.

Egg Hunt Boy Click for printable version —->>> Egg Hunt Boy

Egg Hunt Girl Click for printable version —>>>Egg Hunt Girl

Have a great weekend!!!

**Clip art was designed by me and can be found HERE**

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Preschool Art Class Part 5

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This week was by far my favorite in our Preschool Art Class with our local homeschool association. We learned about Jackson Pollock. It was a great day to be outside.

Before we started painting, we watched THIS CUTE VIDEO all about Jackson Pollock. It’s only about 7 minutes long and very kid friendly.

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We headed outside with our various painting tools. We had textured brushes, sponges, paint brushes and medicine droppers.

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The kids worked together to make a group painting and then each got to work on individual work.

As with most of their paintings, most of the papers ended up being covered completely with some form of the color brown. But as I’ve said before, with preschool art… it’s all about the process and not the end result.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Van Goh

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle

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Preschool Art Class Part 4

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Continuing with our preschool art class series, this week we focused on Eric Carle.

Just to recap, these posts are sharing what I did in an art class for 3-5 year olds with our local homeschool association. This happened to be the week that I had to be out tending to a sick toddler so I don’t have any pictures of the class. However, I will share ideas and fun facts!

Eric Carle is best known for his popular children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” He was born in New York on June 25, 1929.

He utilizes paints and collage to illustrate his work. His illustrations are absolutely beautiful. He paints different papers and then cuts and layers them to create his images.

This week in our art class, the children heard several books by Eric Carle including “Head to Toe” and “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse.”

The children then got to use water colors to create their own masterpieces.

Barnes and Noble Online Story Time has a Video of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” being read by Eric Carle himself. You can find it here.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Van Goh

Dr. Seuss

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Freebie Friday- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

I have recently been teaching a preschool “book club” class through our homeschool association. Each week, we read a different book and do activities accordingly.

Last week, we read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek.

I put together these little puppets for the kids to wear on their fingers while I read the book and we sang the song:

**Click the link BELOW the image for the printable version**

Monkey Puppets Click for Printable Version: Monkey Puppets

Simply fold the puppets in half and staple the sides, leaving the bottom open to make a finger puppet.

After we read the books and sang the song, the kids headed to the table to make their own scene of Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

Monkey Bed Click for Printable Version—>> Monkey Bed

The children colored the monkeys then cut them out and glued them on and around the bed!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

I love feedback. Did you use these printables? What did you think???

**Clip Art designed by me and can be found HERE.

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Preschool Art Class Part 3

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We have been continuing with our preschool art class as part of our Homeschool Association Enrichment classes.

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. In honor of that, we read some Dr. Suess books and talked about how he wasn’t just a writer, he was also the illustrator. We learned that the word “illustrator” means the person who draws the pictures for books. We looked at several Dr. Suess books and how unique his drawing style was.

We next learned about a type of art called “collage.”

After we read “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, we created collages by cutting out trees and plants from magazines. This is a preschool class. We have ages 3-5 in the class. Their fine motor skills vary. Some kids were able to cut and some were not. My assistant and I ended up cutting out the trees and letting the kids glue them to their papers.

I also gave the kids the following images to add to their collages. Because we read the Lorax, I said that we were bringing back the trees and the Lorax.

Click below the image to get the printable version:

dr. seuss art Click to get the printable version –>>dr. suess art

The kids enjoyed it and for me, this was a minimal mess art class. Win- win!

Be sure to check out the other classes in the series:

Week One- Michelangelo

Week Two- Van Goh

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Preschool Art Class Part 2

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Continuing with the preschool art class series, this week we will be looking at Vincent Van Goh.

I always start each class with music and movement to get the wiggles out.

We then gathered around and looked through several books that I checked out of the library featuring Van Goh’s work. We didn’t get into many of the details of his life, but looked more at his work. We talked about the different paintings- the colors, the pictures.

Next, we moved to the tables. Each child got a paper with a black and white drawing of Starry Night (I drew these, but you can find them online… especially on Pinterest) and a pallet of paint.

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Instead of brushes, we let the kids finger paint.

van goh 3Most of the kids started off trying to use different colors and paint somewhat in the lines… but as with most preschoolers, everything ended up a shade of brown and all over the paper.

Keep in mind when teaching preschoolers about art… it’s all about the process with them and not the end result!

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Dr. Seuss

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{FREE} Transportation Themed Printable Pack for Preschool

There are so many FREE resources out there for preschool. I usually like to focus more on the early and late elementary crowd. But the reality is… I have preschooler and toddler and I was a preschool teacher before children. I love preschool. It’s my comfort zone!

Also… I’m so excited about all the clip art I’ve been making for my etsy shop, I wanted to use it in a pack!

I made up this transportation themed printable pack which includes:

Letter B Search

Tracing

Shapes

Writing

Number Recognition and One to One Counting

Coloring

Patterns

Remember to click on the link BELOW the image for the printable version:

Transportation Printable

Click to Download Printable Pack —->> Transportation Printable Pack

Do you like the clip art? You can pick up a set for yourself in my etsy shop, Ninja Mom Designs. Use NINJA50 to save 50%

Happy Friday!

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