Developed for the younger set (4-to-6-year-olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Little Learning Labs: Art for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.
Packed with 26 fun and colorful exercises geared toward 3- to 6-year-olds, this book offers parents and teachers an outstanding source of creative art activities to inspire and enrich this wide-eyed and open-hearted age group.
Activities are organized by medium and designed to encourage self-expression. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style.
- drawing with food coloring–tinted ice cubes.
- painting using a spray bottle and tempera paints.
- printmaking using balloons, lace, and potatoes to place ink.
- sculpting with tinfoil, cups, and papier-mâché.
- creating mixed media art with magazines, oil pastels, and wallpaper samples.
Targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Little Learning Labs: Art for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. This inspirational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student’s own voice, marks, and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building.
The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, math, and even bugs—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.
Explore a fun and inspiring collection of wonderful art activities for the preschool set!
Art for Little Kids: 26 Playful Projects for Preschool STEAM Learners
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