I think teaching the arts to kids is essential. I can’t say I’m gifted in this area, but I love seeing kids express themselves in creative art, music, and drama. It makes me sad that a lot of schools cut these programs. I understand that the core subjects are very important, but we can’t forget about these other important subjects. Today I’m sharing 3 components of art to teach preschoolers.
- Identifies 10 colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black, white, brown, pink
- Explores different art materials
- Draws lines and shapes
- Interprets pictures
We love paint, crayons, markers, and more. I love watching them explore different art materials. Here are some of our favorite art activities.
Here’s a color matching activity that’s fun for little ones.
Music and Movement
- Participates in group music experiences
- Participates in creative movement/dance
- Plays simple instruments
- Moves rhythmically to music (dances)
We love to listen to music, sing, and pound the keys on the piano. Quite frequently we have dance parties, where we crank up the music and the boys jump and dance around. It’s pretty wild…and great exercise!
If you want to involve your kids in group music experiences, I would recommend trying out Kindermusik or another group music class.
We did make our own musical instrument, which was fun to shake and use as a drum.
- Make believes with objects
- Takes on pretend roles and situations
Troy loves playing doctor to his stuffed animals. He takes this job quite seriously. 🙂 I also love watching him make believe with his trains and pretending a super hero. Kids are great, aren’t they?!
This blog post is part of a series on how to successfully teach your preschooler at home that will be put compiled into an ebook. There are 8 components of preschool that I will be writing about: alphabet, math, writing, literacy, motor skills, art, sensory, and social development. Each Friday I will share my ideas for one subject. The published ebook will include a detailed schedule and activities to do at home.