For this first activity we painted half a paper with primary colors
Then we folded it over
The one problem with this approach was that if the colors are only in specific spots when the paper is folded over it is not going to mix. They got nice paintings of symmetry though. So I let them paint differently on both sides and then fold it over so the colors would mix.
I think we all loved the string painting:
I loved that Tabitha's turned out looking like a cat, because our book we focused on this week was Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh and there is a cat in the book.
I traced and cut out some mice so we could "act out" the story.
Here the girls are painting on different parts of the paper each color, just like the mice did in the book, making sure to leave some white so the mice can hide from the cat.
Our next project was a color wheel.
We were supposed to glue it to the paper, but Tabitha wanted to be able to spin it like the wheel of color they saw at the Bubble Trouble show I posted about last week.
And then we did some drip painting.
Even Hannah took a turn:
Then I found a great related activity over at Mon Petite Artiste: My Little Artist.
It's not too late for you to join in on this great art class for preschoolers. Did I mention it is FREE. Unless you want to order the pdf's so you can have copies for yourself. Next week we are focusing on "line."
I will be posting a separate post for our F lessons and our St. Patrick's Day lessons.