Create a Crafty Caterpillar
Have you read about our May Book Box featuring, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"?
I think I may have gotten carried away with this theme as you can view more here (May Book Box) and here (Count up activity using May's Book Box.)
Now let's chat for a second about process vs. product art.
I am not your product crafter.
I simply put out supplies for my preschooler with a general idea of the outcome.
Really. It offers such an endless exploration for your preschooler and not to mention, it also offers mom a break. Being at home all day, this preschool activity can also be called, An Invitation to Give Mom a Minute.
There has to be a balance of integrating curriculum, and allowing your preschooler to explore and discover concepts on their own, using their own creativity.
Try to incorporate process-oriented art, rather than product-oriented art opportunities.
Did you know that process-oriented art will:
- Encourage self expression
- Release imagination and creativity
- Explores concepts such as space, lines, form, shapes, patterns, design and colors. (Just to mention a few!)
This activity also allows your preschooler to practice with:
- Fine motor grip
- Problem solving - My preschooler was trying to stack the dry noodles
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