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Painted Earth
An Activity for Preschoolers:
The beauty of Earth’s natural colors used with collage art from nature’s resources.


Before You Begin:
Gather Colorations® Heavyweight Construction Paper (12" x 18") in a variety of colors. Set out small bowls with glue or glue sticks, scissors, Colorations® markers and crayons, glitter, craft sand, pom-poms, foam shapes, stickers and other collage materials. Have old magazines, newspapers and/or catalogs also available for children to cut out pictures and/or words for their collages.


Activity Goals:
  • To let children see how colors blend by overlapping different colors of tissue, also giving them a sense of accomplishment as they can do this on their own!

    Furthermore:
    This can be modified with finger-paints and glue for younger preschoolers or with watercolor and glue for the older preschoolers with finer small motor skills. A record of the project being completed with pictures and quotes recorded during the project are good for the display documentation. Fun!




  • Step 1.
    Allow four children per project while children first paint twigs and small pinecones.
    Step 2.
    Use cardboard as both the project drop cloth and to display the collage when they have all finished painting and gluing on the cardboard.
    Step 3.
    Talk to the children about all of the changes each plant will go through as the seasons change. Talk to the children about how they change every year also!



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