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Handprint Bowl

Category Art and Craft

This wonderful craft using salt dough is the best creative and useful gift that the kids could make and gift their mothers this Mother’s Day. They can be used to keep tiny objects like rings or keys or some other nick-nacks. Apart from mothers they could even gift it to their fathers on Father’s Day. The fathers could use them to keep their cuff lings, keys, etc. Wow! Such a useful piece of art it is. And the best part is it has a personalised touch of the child in it.

Flower Magnets

Category Art and Craft

This wonderful activity which involves the salt dough preparation and then making of flowers using them and then making magnets with these flowers is very interesting. Though a long process, children will enjoy doing it for their mothers. To start with the activity, you can simply ask the children if they could correlate their mums with flowers. Let them speak out and say what they find common in both – the flowers and their mums. This will build their capacity to form sentences and speak out their thoughts. At the same time, we are introducing them to the activity as well.

Andy Warhol was one of the most famous American artists of the latter half of the 20th century. Born Andrew Warhola in 1928 in Pennsylvania, he originally worked as a commercial artist, designing commercials and window displays for stores. He soon became famous as an artist in the Pop Art movement which uses images from popular culture like advertising, comic books and other everyday objects. The following provides information on Andy Warhol's art experiences that can be created by children. 

Creative arts offer children - through dance, crafts, music, art or drama – some of the most enjoyable ways to express their ideas and imagination. Along along with providing opportunities for freewheeling thinking, creative pursuits bring many developmental and learning benefits as well.

Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest figures in the history of art. His works exude intense emotional power with their vivid colours and bold brushstrokes. Described as Post-impressionist, Van Gogh’s paintings paved the way for the modernist movement in art around the world. The following provides information on Vincent Van Gogh's art experiences that can be created by children. 

EYLF curriculum, Belonging, Being, Becoming recognises the significance of artistic exploration in the early years. According to Element 5.3 “Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts” Educators can bring about this outcome when they teach art as a language and show how artists can use the elements and principles to construct visual texts. An excellent way to work towards this outcome is to incorporate famous artists into toddler and preschool art experiences. Here are a few ideas on how you can do this in your service.

Painting is one of the most vibrant ways that young children can experience the wonder of Art. Exploring the world of colours, textures, lines and forms can not only help children express their creativity and emotions but facilitate physical, cognitive and social development too.

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia embeds art in many significant ways to foster the holistic development of children. Here are the main curriculum connections of art in the early childhood learning framework.

Crumpled Paper Art

Category Art and Craft

This is a great activity that can be made simply with paper. It’s an excellent activity to teach the tripod grasp to the kids. The tripod grasp involves the action fingers alone i.e. the thumb, the pointer and the middle fingers.

Rainy Winter Cloud

Category Art and Craft
Create a rainy cloud using cotton wool and blow painting as the rain drops.
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