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 ourDaycare Spaces and Ideas FB Community inspire me every day. They always have such clever and creative spaces to share with each other. Below you will find 30+ outdoor spaces that have been in our group.........Grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy!
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