Children are fascinated with colors and it’s good to expose them to fun preschool art activities at home. The winter hat activity is a simple and easy Montessori-based art project for kids to enjoy indoors during cold winter months.
Art is one of the best ways in which children can express and enhance the overflowing creativity that characterizes them because, through these types of activities, they explore their innate curiosity.
Children are continually marveling at everything around them. They ask themselves and ask us questions all the time. This generates in them the ability to create new ideas to develop or do different things.
Imagination is a great treasure in children that we must try to cultivate at all times since creativity depends on it. Art is a way to learn, explore, stimulate different sensations, and get new resources that will allow them to face difficult situations in the future.
It is very common to think that children do not have problems, but that line of thinking is very selfish and illogical. Of course, they have problems according to their age, but they also have fears and even worries.They express them differently than we adults usually do.
Due to all of this, art could even be used as a therapy for children to relax and release their problems through it. Feeling anger or fear is not bad, but how we express it and solve it could be.
Through these preschool art activities, children can express their thoughts and feelings.This is a language through which they find a way to feel heard and, therefore, feel sure of themselves since they are learning to know themselves.
In conclusion, artistic exercises allow children to learn, explore, stimulate different sensations, and find new resources to face difficult situations.
Among the cultural activities that we can offer, we find photography, which mainly allows them to get to know each other; painting, which will enable them to show their inner world; cutting, which stimulates their minds; sculpture, through which they can express thoughts or situations; theater, dance, and music, where they can connect with their deepest emotions.
THEME: PRESCHOOL ART ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Art and Drawing
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this preschool art activity, kids will achieve free expression and fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Average. This preschool art activity is designed for boys and girls to carry out autonomously and independently through an adult’s accompaniment.
- Fine motor skills
- Spatial awareness
- A tray
- A paintbrush
- A container
- A white crayon
- A silhouette of a winter hat (printable)
Take the white crayon and draw different shapes on the hat’s silhouette.
Take paint with the paintbrush.
Paint the entire hat to see the crayon shapes reveal themselves.
Drawing of a winter hat decorated with a crayon resist technique. Fun preschool art activity.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
For more preschool art give children some fun coloring sheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW DO WE DO THIS PRESCHOOL ART ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This preschool art activity can be done with younger children. For this activity, the materials can be changed to accommodate the child’s skill level. Adult supervision is necessary because it is difficult for children to make precise lines at this age. In this case, we could use larger paper figures and prepare them ahead of time instead of the child. Later, he/she can paint with a paintbrush or with his/her hands all over the paper, even using different paint colors.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This preschool art activity can be done with older children. In this case, the children could make a larger picture or landscape or several drawings on which they could use different paints colors. They could also create a winter hat or other 3D objects of interest out of construction paper to decorate it using the art technique presented.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE WINTER HAT PRESCHOOL ART
In this video, you will find the step-by-step of the “THE WINTER HAT” activity, designed for boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old, in which an artistic activity was carried out.
This preschool activity will allow children to develop curiosity, innovation, enthusiasm, fine motor skills, self-reliance, self-esteem, creativity, problem-solving, attention, and spatial awareness.
The materials needed for this New Year activity are a Montessori tray, paint, a container, a paintbrush, a white crayon, and the silhouette of a winter hat (printable).
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