We are having a super busy week. We are finalizing our Mother’s Day gifts (you can read our post on the activities for Mother’s Day here) and beginning our new theme of changes, specifically changes in the weather & seasons.
We always try to incorporate our topic of study into our sensory bin, weather is certainly no exception. Our students come in on Mondays asking what is new in the sensory center!
We found this cool weather sensory bin idea on Pinterest. Here is the original pin we found: We LOVED this weather bin! As with most of the ideas we find, we did a few minor changes that you will notice in our final product. We didn’t have any of the blue gravel, but we did have some of the blue Crayola sand that we had bought years ago at Wal-Mart, but can be found through this link:
We also made our rainbow from Wikki-Stix which can be found here:
We don’t know about your kiddos, but ours LOVE to paint! Their eyes light up when they see us get out any type of painting materials.
We decided that we would do an abstract finger painting art project for the four seasons. We used masking tape to tape off four rectangles on a 12 x 14 manilla paper. We then labeled a rectangle for each of the four seasons.
We thought we should use two colors to represent each season. We asked the kids and together we chose the colors for the four seasons. We used white and light blue for Winter, medium green and light green for Spring, blue and yellow for Summer and orange and brown for Fall.
At first, the kids only used one finger to paint. We had to show them how to use all of their fingers. They had a blast once they got the hang of it.
They turned out to be really cool paintings. We think they did a great job! What do you all think?
The kids had fun with our activities this week and so did we. We came up with an art idea for the four seasons and we will definitely do this abstract finger painting again!
If you have done something similar and had different results we would love to hear about your experiences. Please comment and share your ideas with us!
We wanted to share a great comment we got about our seasons finger painting activity. When one of our educator friends saw the final product she said that it looks like a window looking outside here in our home state of Texas. If you are also from Texas you will understand this comment, since in Texas there are times when we get all four seasons in one day! Thanks for the great feedback Shelley!
-Angie & Heather