Motivate kids to unleash their creativity by giving them fun arts and crafts activities. Check out our super cool groundhog water art for preschoolers activity.
No matter how much the human being may have evolved, an activity lasts through the years, which is art. Our ancestors expressed all kinds of experiences and learning for future generations through art, which was a way of not letting their traditions die—human beings found in art an incredible way to express each of their emotions.
Through art, children get many physical and cognitive skills. However, art has a significant influence on children's emotional development. A matter that is not given the importance it requires because, most of the time, parents' biggest concern is that children learn to read, write, add and subtract, leaving aside emotional development. By doing this, those parents are not aware that a child who has not adequately developed his/her emotional intelligence will be insecure, will not believe in his/her abilities, and will not develop autonomy and independence. That will prevent him/her from being willing to learn, not because he/she does not want to but because he/she doesn't believe in his/her abilities to do so.
When children paint and draw, they are letting their imaginations fly. They strengthen their creativity, reflect on how they perceive the world, and develop their self-esteem, autonomy, confidence, and independence. They can also express what they feel in a respectful and tolerant way without fear of failing. That allows children to be more motivated to discover new things.
The development of artistic activities also develops useful motor skills to function in the day to day, in an appropriate way. Without a doubt, art should be included in children's daily lives at an early age. This will allow them to grow up happy, and a happy child will be a happy adult.
The following activity is based on Montessori's learning method. This water art for preschoolers activity seeks to develop children's autonomy and independence through experiential activities to express themselves freely.
THEME: WATER ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this water art for preschoolers activity, children will strengthen their emotional intelligence and precision in hand and finger movements.
Difficulty level: Average. This water art for preschoolers activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Strengthening the emotional dimension
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Following instructions
- A drawing of a groundhog previously made (printable)
- Some squares of color tissue paper in a container
- A container with water
- A paintbrush in a container
- A tray
Use the paintbrush to spread water over the groundhog drawing.
Take the papers from the container and put them on the drawing. If necessary, add more water with the paintbrush on the colored pieces to be completely wet.
After placing all the papers on the groundhog, carefully remove them one by one putting them back into the container.
Water art for preschoolers. A groundhog art made with color papers and water using different fine motor techniques
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
For more fun here are our cool groundhog coloring sheets. Click below to download and print the worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS WATER ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This water art for preschoolers activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level and make it more attractive for children, you shouldn't change the materials.Children can take each paper and immerse them in water and place them onto the groundhog drawing. This way, they will carry out an activity according to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This water art for preschoolers activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is not necessary to change the materials. To make it more eye-catching, children can make a landscape where they can merge colors. The landscape can be done freely with no pattern to follow. In this way, an activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - WATER ART FOR PRESCHOOLERS: GROUNDHOG ART MADE WITH WATER
In this water art for preschoolers video, you will find the step-by-step of the "GROUNDHOG ART MADE WITH WATER" activity. It is designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls, in which they will paint a groundhog with colored papers and water.
This water art for preschoolers activity will allow children to strengthen their emotional dimension, have precision in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, focus, and following instructions skills. They will need the following materials to do the activity: a drawing of a groundhog previously made, some squares of colored tissue paper in a container, a container with water, and a paintbrush in a container.
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