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.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Name Doodles with Foam Paint and Crayons

The staff from Stone Soup Afterschool Program in Los Angeles learned new painting techniques as they geared up for a new school year this week. Try this "Name Doodle" idea as a warm-up introduction during the first few days of your program. Using plain white contruction paper, each person draws their name in block letters and doodles symbols about themselves onto the remaining paper. Cover your entire paper with Colorations® Foam Paint and wipe off the excess paint with a clean paper towel. Easy, colorful and it's dry right away!


At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anne.....Mary G. from Curacao...I've always been interested in art and have 4 grandchildren who are working on being artists... One actually is a professional...others in training. Your blog is terrific, wonderful...Hope you will be in Curacao once again...
Merry Christmas.....Bless U

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Boatt WN said...

Good idea activity.

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