Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Fun with Paint!

Pretend Snow
Kids are never too old to have fun with paint. These three teenagers were volunteering at a Family Festival and showing younger children how to create colored snow! This particular snow is made from a polymer product that puffs up into "pretend snow". But in cold climates, one might actually use real snow and color it with biodegradable paints - such as liquid watercolor. If that gets too cold, stick with the snow polymers!


At 1:37 PM, Blogger John Funk said...

This is a great time of year for this activity and real snow! We just had six inches and it makes me want to have a classroom so that I can try this out again. This is a fun water table activity for early childhood.

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