Art – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

Books

7200738  659759 14758803

Color Train, Color Train by Martin Kelly
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Flannel Board

I Know the Colors of the Rainbow

I know the colors of the rainbow
Do you know them too?
If one color were missing,
Would you know which hue?”
Source: Abby the Librarian

Action Rhymes

Colored Shoes

Stomping in my red shoes, red shoes, red shoes,
Stomping in my red shoes, here at storytime.
Running in my blue shoes, blues shoes, blue shoes,
Running in my blue shoes, here at storytime.
Sliding in my green shoes, green shoes, green shoes,
Sliding in my green shoes, here at storytime.
Twirling in my pink shoes,  pink shoes, pink shoes,
Twirling in my pink shoes, here at storytime.
Sitting in my white shoes, white shoes, white shoes,
Sitting in my white shoes, here at stortyime.
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

If You’re a Writing/Drawing Utensil and You Know It

Hey, I came up with it. I get to give it any title I want! This goes to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It.

If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)
If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)
If you’re a crayon and you know it, all your scribbling will show it,
If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)

Paintbrush…swish around (swish your arms over your head), Pencil…scratch around (shuffle your feet), Pen…Pop your lid (jump up and throw your arms up like you’re popping a lid off your head)
Source: Storytime Hooligans 

This Is the Way
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint so early in the morning
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)
Credit: Modified from several other sources. Primarily from Abby the Librarian.

img_42581

I laminated paper paintbrushes and had the kids do this song with them.

Painting

o Paint long straight lines on their legs
o Circles on their knees.
o Paint different parts of their bodies
o Ask them to paint zigzags
o Rainbows
o Straight lines on the floor in front of them
o Paint letters of the alphabet on the floor in front of them
Source: I found this on another blogger’s website and liked the idea of using my laminated paint brushes.

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

List of Dances by Jim Gill

Take Home Craft

img_42591

Source: Storytime Katie

I did modify. We just put out a bunch of foamies and the parents/guardians got choose the colors for their kids.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 15.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s