Homemade “Puffy Paint” with Preschoolers

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Today, we created our own “puffy paint.”  It was a great lesson on states of matter and change.  The kids had a ball with this one……

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Melting Crayons with Preschoolers (States of Matter)

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I wanted to stick with a fall theme and include pumpkins in our experiments.  Next week, we will explore what is inside them maybe do a little carving, but this week, I wanted to something different.  I have seen so many melting crayon ideas around and decided to combine science with art.

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Preschool Theme: Art

I am always trying to introduce new ways of thinking to my class.  This week, we focused on art.  We read several books on art (see post here) and had several more for parents to look through and read to their children.  We also created some fine art, if I do say so myself.  Here is what we did….

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Eight Books to introduce Art to Preschoolers

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Last week we had a really fun class involving art!  I love introducing new concepts and themes to kids!  I think that it challenges them in a different way and encourages other interests.  I needed books on the topic, so here is a list of a couple that I picked up with a brief description.  I was pleasantly surprised how many books there were about art that were geared toward preschoolers!!!

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