Today I'm sharing a really fun "Open Ended" Easter Egg Printing activity with you.
Most of us realize that Art is about the process for our littles, and not the final outcome of the project.
Another reality is the small amount of time Provider's have to plan, shop for, and prepare Arts & Craft projects-which are all great reasons for including open ended Art Projects in your weekly plan.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
Tempera Paint of your choice, Plastic Easter Eggs, Trays for paint (You could use paper plates as well).,
To prepare: Squirt a different color of paint into each of your trays (or onto paper plates).
Next, you will want to pull apart your plastic eggs, and place 1/2 in the tray for dipping. Use the egg/or a paint brush to spread the paint out in the tray to ready it for printing.
Now the kids are ready to take over! They can stamp, twist, and drag,
to make their own unique pieces of Art!
What are they learning? Fine Motor Development, Colors/Color Mixing, and Sharing
With it's reasonable prices and versatile pieces it's no wonder Daycare Providers are turning to IKEA to furnish their space. There are a variety of IKEA pieces that allow providers to maintain the homelike space they envision, but at the same time provide them with wonderful storage options.
Some of the more popular storage options for providers are undoubtedly the Trofast and Kallax collections. This space from pop sugar shows how beautiful a Kallax shelf can look in your space. There is plenty of hidden toy storage in bins, and accessible storage in cubbies, and on it's surface.
One of my favorite features of IKEA products are how easily they can be transformed. A simple Web search using the keywords "IKEA kids hacks" will yield oodles of ideas on how to transform their products for your Childcare Program.
This Trofast unit from IKEA hackers was transformed into a play kitchen (with plenty of space for storing play food and cooking accessories).
This shelf featured on IKEA Hackers was transformed into a Doll bunkbed.
Are you looking for a place to hang your dress up clothes? This space featured on IKEA hackers users a lack shelf to create this look.
This pretend play kitchen featured on IKEA hackers was created from a simple end table.
This Trofast unit featured on IKEA hackers was transformed into a place to hang dress up clothes.
For more IKEA inspiration, check out my Daycare Spaces IKEA Board on Pinterest
The Provider's in our Facebook Group Daycare Spaces inspire me every day. They always have such clever and creative spaces to share with each other. I'm excited to share over 30+ Outdoor spaces that have been posted to our group.........Grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy!
Who says you can't made music outside? Carrie's Outdoor Music Space combines several recycled items. (I love the utensils for playing the wall!)
Angie's Outdoor building space is every young Engineer's dream. I like how she incorporates Dramatic Play (Dress-Up) in her outdoor space as well.
Annette's outdoor space provides plenty of room for running! The gentle rolling hill makes me want to lay down, look up at the clouds and day dream!
This is a great shaded retreat in Sheena's backyard, what a fun little getaway!
I bet Joanne's natural bridge invites her children to create adventures in her Outdoor space.
Teresa's Outdoor Kitchen calls to the little chef in all of us. Bon Appetit!
Leisha's Sand Area is so inviting, with it's clever storage, and comfortable seating area.
I love this backyard "road" in Heidi's space, there is so much to explore.
Laura made this great music station in her backyard, look at all the fun found items she used.
I love all of the natural elements Angela uses in her space (How about that cymbal? how fun is that?)
What's Cooking in Diane's backyard? I love the way she kept the sand toys close. What a fun space for Sand play and Construction
Jen has such a neat space for her play homes. They are so bright and welcoming.
Sabine's outdoor stage is the perfect place for an impromptu concert !
I love the natural elements in Kathy's play space including the "Natural Water Run", and the whimsical toadstools.
I thought Lori's outdoor storage was so clever.
This outdoor kitchen in Leisha's backyard makes me want to whip up something yummy to eat!
Natural seating, and stage beckons back yard performances.
Sarah's sandbox has so much space!
The Music wall at Janelle's Child Care Center is just adorable. It's a reminder how we can still build an amazing space on a limited budget
I bet the children at Melissa's home have a great time planning imaginary trips in this train.
Teresa has a neat way to store her boots for her mud kitchen, accessible but out of the way.
What a fun find in Terria's backyard! Anyone home?
This Mud Kitchen storage keeps everything close at hand in Leisha's outdoor space
Rita's playhouse looks so fun! (even for the adults)
What a welcoming backyard art space Jen has!
There is so much room for creativity in this corner of Amanda's yard.
Louise's backyard music garden is the perfect place to strike up the band.
What a clever idea Terria had to mount a mailbox in the backyard. I love the idea of incorporating Dramatic play outside.
I like how Kathryn incorporated this outdoor music space onto her play structure.
I love this educational activity Jen has incorporated into her Outside Space.
Tabitha has plenty of room on her stage for a play or a concert!
Leisha made great use of her space in this Sensory, Garden area.
So many fun choices in Sherry's backyard!
Amanda says this is her groups "Beloved" climbing tree.
What a great border Heidi has around her outdoor play area. So much room for outdoor fun!
The pretend flowers and mailbox are great additions to Shonna's Outdoor space. Her choice of ground covering makes it look low maintenance.
Felecia has a great big space (and a huge selection of vehicles) for driving around "Town".
Melissa's music space looks like so much fun!
Sherry has a magical fairy garden in her outdoor space.
More fun things to check out...
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