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Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in April Themes, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Spring |

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Ask your preschoolers to take a close look at the flowers that bloomed from the bulbs they planted back in October.

Daffodil Colors                                                                                                                                                  Prompt preschoolers with only the colors you want them to use. We painted on paper cut the long way, 11.5 by 6 inches offers the artists just the right space for their rendering.

Painting Daffodils                                                                                                                                                Preschoolers are very literal. If you simply say “Paint a daffodil” some will put their brush to the flower! Instead say “Paint a daffodil on the paper.”

Spring flowers                                                                                                                                                    As the children paint describe to them the parts of the flowers. You might bring to their attention the long green stems and yellow petals.

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Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in April Themes, Art, Blog, child-care-information.com Blog, Science |

April Showers

April Showers

01958337a71d9e5777ab6c672f509c0f46c863f617 Mix a little white glue liquid watercolor to thicken it a bit. Have the kids use droppers or pipettes to place drops of rain across the top of their paper, then hold the paper up to make the rain flow down the page. Add cotton ball                                                                 clouds while the glue is still wet.

Another fun activity for a rainy day is to open an umbrella, have a few kids get under, have a few others use spray bottles with water to make it rain. Don’t let them get too carried away though, because soon they’ll all be drenched!

 

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