Get kids to do fun art to celebrate a fun holiday. Check out this stamping heart Valentines Day art home activity for preschoolers.
As we well know, a prepared environment favors children’s learning processes. Children learn through the exploration of the environment; this means that the more stimuli they find in the world around them, the greater their learning. So, if we seek to develop creative capacity and art in children, we must prepare their environment for this, as suggested by the Montessori learning method.
To develop art in children, we must put them in contact with art itself. It should not be thought that, by showing them works of art, we will hinder their ability to create; that’s the opposite. Remember that cognitive skills develop like other skills through concrete experiences, those we see, feel, hear, etc.
Artistic activities help children strengthen their emotional dimension since they can know the environment and themselves. It is a non-verbal way of expressing their feelings and supporting their self-esteem. The cognitive skills that are developed are classification, order, quantity, spatial relationship, among others. Art also helps children develop language when they feel the need to talk about their creation. Finally, with artistic activities, children develop physical skills and strengthen and develop fine motor skills, which refers to the body’s small muscles’ precise movements. It also supports hand-eye coordination and lateralization.
Without a doubt, promoting art in children brings innumerable benefits to their lives and much more. If this experience is shared with loved ones, it can become additionally enriching.
THEME: VALENTINES DAY ART
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this home activity, children develop precision in their hands and fingers’ movements through artistic activity.
Difficulty level: Basic. This Valentine activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently by following the instructions.
- Following instructions
- Toilet paper tube
- Card stock or heavy paper
Take the toilet paper tube and squeeze it to make a heart shape.
Smear one end of the tube with paint and make stamps on the cardboard.
VALENTINES DAY ART ACTIVITY RESULT
Stamp heart art
FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINES DAY ART WORKSHEETS
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HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This Valentine activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, children will carry out the activity using only their fingers to form hearts by making stamps on the sheet. This way, they will carry out an action according to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This Valentine activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is not necessary to change the materials. The children can use several tubes of toilet paper to form different figures that require greater skills. Each stamp can have a different color; thus, an activity will be carried out according to the children’s development.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – HEART ART
This video provides you with the step-by-step instructions of the activity “HEART ART,”designed for children 4-6 years, where a heart stamp activity was performed using a toilet paper tube. This kids activity will allow children to develop how-to follow instructions, autonomy, self-esteem, and imagination. The following materials are needed to do the activity: a toilet paper tube, card stock or heavy paper, and paint.
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