Through process art Children can focus on the enjoyment of the process vs. the product.
There is no "Wrong way" to do it. Children are free to explore and make individual decisions that result in a unique masterpiece.
It's easy to facilitate
One of the nice things about incorporating process art throughout your week is how easy it is to set up. In most cases you just need to provide the materials (or let them choose their own).
Crafts vs. Process Art
One of the main differences between Crafts and Process Art, is that Crafts have a specific outcome. Process Art is completely open ended.
Process Art can be made with different tools
In process Art you can use a variety items from around the house, as well as items from nature to create with. Some of my favorite process art tools are: Flyswatters, Forks, Spray Bottles, sponges, forks, and Marbles.
Earth Day Preschool Lesson Planning Ideas
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Welcome to my Earth Day & Recycling Lesson Planning Page. On this page you can find: links to preschool activities, book recommendations, suggested items to add to your learning spaces, and related Pre-K Printable fun products.
April 22nd is earth day! This week we are going to teach the children how
to take good care of our earth.
Print your free lesson plan:
The resources on this free plan can be found below. Activities marked with an asterisk can be found inside the Pre-K Printable Fun Earth Day Activity Pack.
Create a Recycling Center in your Dramatic Play Spaces this week. Add Recycle Bins, and Provide items for the children to sort and recycle.
Our friends at Erica's Educare Learning Center are learning how to recycle!
This is also a great week to set up a Garden in your Dramatic Play Space. You can also add a compost bucket to your play kitchen and teach the children about composting.
This pretend play felt garden was created by Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center. She created her garden from a Large Cardboard Box. She added pool noodles, brown fabric, and hot glued a garden border to the outside (that she picked up at the Dollar Tree).
Invite the children to create new objects from old materials. Add recycled materials to the construction space this week: Cardboard boxes, Containers, loose parts, etc.
Cheryl V. of Cherie's Learning Tree shared a whole city street
made from DIY items!
Preschool Earth Day Activities
Invention Box from Pink and Green Mama
Building Challenge using old materials from Time for Play
Cardboard and Tape Invitation from My Nearest and Dearest
Paint with recycled materials from Learn with Play at Home
Paper Plate Craft from Mess for Less
Make Paper from Tinkerlab
Earth Play Dough from Happiness is homeade
Make your own seed bombs from Practically Functional
Marble Earth from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Recycling Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows
Earth Day Sensory Play One Time Through
Recycled Water Wall from Tinkerlab
Recycling Activities from Mummy Musings
Recycling Relay Race
Soda Bottle Compost from Busy Mom Media
Recycling sorting station from Melissa and Doug
Create a vertical milk jug garden from Coach House Crafting
New Uses for Water Bottles from Good Housekeeping
Recycle Sort from Stir the Wonder
Environmental Sensory Bin from SmartE PartE
Earth Day Discovery Bottles from Little Bins for Little Hands
Sorting Recyclables Printable from Totschooling
Earth Day Learning pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Earth Day Pack from Royal Baloo
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