Creating a space for art in your child care program will provide many opportunities for young children to learn new skills. In the Art Space even the youngest child can learn to appreciate the beautiful designs, and colors that are found in art, Children will begin to develop new language that describes art, as well as explore new art processes, mediums, and tools.
The art space provides many opportunities for children to improve their motor, sensory, language, social emotional, and cognitive development skills as they learn to create.
Papers, Pencils, and Crayons Oh My! We all know how quickly Art Supplies can add up. Let me help you get those Art Supplies Organized!
Step 1: Round them Up! Pull out all of your Art Supplies.
Step 2: Group like items together:
Adhesives (Tapes, Glues, Staples, etc.)
Dough & Dough Supplies (Cookie Cutters, Rolling Pins)
Paint & Painting Accessories (Brushes, Sponges, Cups)
Writing tools (Crayons, Pencils, Pens)
Stamps & Stamp Pads
Scissors & Punches
Collage & Craft Materials (Glitter, Foam Shapes, Stickers, Pipe Cleaners, etc.)
Step 3: De-clutter your Supplies. Discard Broken, duplicate, worn out, and Unwanted Supplies. (For De-cluttering tips check out my previous posts onDe-cluttering Art Supplies)
Step 4: Now that you know what you have left, You can start organizing your Art Supplies.
Your first step is deciding where you are going to store your excess are supplies. To stay organized you will need to assign your items a "home".
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