Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mother and father themed toddler art experiences

On March 7 I did a presentation at the Pierce County AEYC As a Teacher Grows Conference about creating art experiences for toddlers ages 1-3 years old.  (I mostly talked about what I wrote in my book, Artsy Toddler Storytimes.)  My presentation ended with an activity to get the educators thinking.  

Here are their ideas on doing toddler art around a "mothers" theme:

  • Are you my mother animal chart
  • Pop bottle flower stamping
  • Handprints with poem
  • Planted flowers
  • Flower pots
  • Cards - glue, stickers, stamps
  • Pottery plates
  • Picture frame with picture
  • Scrapbook pages - "my year" book for mom
  • Painting portraits of their mothers
  • Handprint flowers 
  • Pop up cards
  • Flower colage
  • Paint sponge flowers

Here are their ideas on doing toddler art around a "fathers" theme:
  • Portrait with yarn
  • Art books filled with child's art
  • Foot print/hand print
  • Handkerchief art
  • Collage on letters for DAD
  • Send recipe home for dad and child to make
  • Paper weight
  • Mosaic art - concrete with items in it
  • Picture frame - kids in hat and tie
  • Illustrate book about dad
  • Coupon book
  • Car painting
  • Bug collection
  • Golf ball painting
  • Create a card with photos of dad or uncle or brothers and share a favorite thing to do with the guys

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