blue horse blue horse what do you see?

Discussion in 'Preschool' started by sugar001, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. sugar001

    sugar001 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 14, 2008

    Preschool toddler 2's can't use much in the way of art- maybe some glitter, crayons, glue, yarn---

    We use Brown Bear book to teach a color every month and this month is blue horse--I have the b+ w template printed onto blue paper and the sentence " I see a blue horse looking at me" in white- for the babies to glue on the page but no idea what to do for the horsie- this month we used
    glitter/glue for goldfish
    yarn/glue for scarecrows/hay
    cotton balls/glue for sheep
    toilet paper rolls for cow- "you had to be there"

    any ideas to make my blue horse 3 dimensional? and help fine- motor skills for under age 3?
    - I feel comfortable with these types of materials but I know there has to be more ideas out there for young ones.

    I really dislike colors and markers and watercolors although safe just always looks ummm welllllll like a 2 year old scribbled- it takes them 5 seconds and they are DONE--- any general ideas are welcome
     
  2.  
  3. TeachWildThings

    TeachWildThings Comrade

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 14, 2008

    Felt, foam, tissue paper, shiny wrapping paper, colored ink pads (make cute tiny leaves for fall trees), pipe cleaners

    Personally I like the watercolors because it teaches them to cross the midline & I'm kinda partial to the 2 year old scribble thing ;) at least parents know it's their work...
     
  4. sugar001

    sugar001 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 15, 2008

    right I can see that- how about ideas that are similar to horse's hair- I was thinking of pencil shavings but yuck and- yuck

    and if it gets in their mouths? yuck
     
  5. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    1,213

    Nov 15, 2008

    Are the kids able to tear paper? They could tear up pieces of a brown paper bag and glue them onto the paper. I always keep a package of small brown lunch bags around for crafts. You can get about 50 for under 2 bucks and they are probably easier to tear than the large brown bags.
     
  6. mrgrinch09

    mrgrinch09 Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 15, 2008

    They can use blue playdough to fill in the b & w template of their horse.

    I would skip the b & w template all together and just give them the blue playdough to make blue horses on their own. You probably won't get anything that looks like a horse. You'll get blue blobs, blue pancakes, blue squigglies, etc... But it's the process that's important and not the finished product.
     
  7. Dzenna

    Dzenna Groupie

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 15, 2008

    1. Cut little sponge pieces and have them dip them in blue tempra and stamp.

    2. Use a finger and stamp the horse with blue washable ink pads

    3. Pre-torn blue pieces of construction or wrapping paper to glue or paste in the horse

    4. Purchase small blue pompons to glue in the horse

    5. Use a Q-tip to paint the horse with blue water colors or tempra

    6. Cut up small pieces of blue curling ribbon or yarn to glue or paste in the horse.

    All of these are good for fine motor skills
     
  8. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,616
    Likes Received:
    1,213

    Nov 15, 2008

    OOPS! Forgot this was supposed to be a BLUE horse! Brown just popped into my head :lol:

    Blue construction paper would work too!
    There is also this neat powered paint that you mix with shaving cream that gives an interesting effect and they can use their fingers or a paint brush.
     
  9. tgi1515

    tgi1515 Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 20, 2008

    I teach 4 year old scissor skills and then we cut anything blue out of teacher catalogs. Then we glue it (dot, dot, not alot) inside the blue horse. I don't know if 3's can cut yet or not, but they could tear.... I use it to teach colors, scissor/glue skills. Good luck!
     
  10. Miss Sam

    Miss Sam Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 22, 2008

    You could always mix blue tempera paint with something, such as sand or glitter. It gives the paint a pretty good texture. Then they could finger paint the horses with it. I know it is messy, but that is half the fun. :D
     
  11. Maxadoodle

    Maxadoodle Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    0

    Nov 22, 2008

    Green frog may be coming up in the future...they could stuff those brown lunch bags with shredded newspaper. After you tie them shut, they could paint them green, add green streamer legs and and a red streamer tongue, then they add eyes. A 3-D sculpture, good grasping skills, and painting on a non-flat surface.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. ally06
Total: 336 (members: 2, guests: 314, robots: 20)
test