Think, problem solve, create! Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! Create and share photos of your children’s creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.
Find ways to display your classroom’s art projects for the community to see, and while you have their attention, educate them about the importance of high-quality early childhood education. Here are some suggestions to get started:
- Set up a gallery at a local business or public library to share your classroom art creations.
- Check out how one center set up an exhibition last year in their student center.
- Create a digital gallery on social media or on your program’s website. Share using the hashtag #woyc20.
- Create a print book to share with the community. Tip: Sell the book for fundraising for art supplies!
- While we are staying at home, put your child’s artwork in your front windows for the neighborhood to see and maybe even challenge others to do the same so they can view each other’s art as they do their neighborhood walks.
Inspiration from the Classroom:
- Every Color on the Canvas: Using Art to Explore Preschoolers' Understanding of Differences
- Centros de aprendizaje: Arte
- Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts
- How Process Art Experiences Support Preschoolers
- Preschoolers as Eco-Artists
- The Making of an Art Museum: A Preschool Project
- Inspired By Museums—Both Outside and Inside the Classroom
- Eight Tips for Creating Homemade Books