Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Caterpillar Painting!

Painting with Caterpillars

Materials needed:
  • little fuzzy caterpillars
  • green paper
  • paint
  • small paper plates
  • leaves
Directions: Pour one color per plate, about 3 tablespoons.
Display pictures of caterpillars around the art table, maybe a jar with caterpillars on a branch. (You can easily make this with fake caterpillars and silk leaves if you can’t find live ones.)

Let the children hold the fuzzy caterpillar and dab it in the paint, then on to the paper.

Some will print with the caterpillar, some will smear.
The process is more important than the product.
As a two-step process you could provide small cut out or purchased leaves for the children to glue their picture when they are done painting.

Literacy component: As the children are creating their picture, listen and write down interesting comments. Attach these to the back of the picture.

Related online training:
Assessing Childhood Development (2 hours / .2 CEU)

Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0501
CDA Competency: Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children  [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 3 Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress  [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Observation & Assessment [2 hours]

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