Impressionist Painting for Kids
It's hard to go wrong when you combine a kindergartener with a couple cans of paint and a paintbrush. Here's a fun painting activity that combines art, writing, and history in one by examining impressionist paintings and having your child create her own masterpiece. For your kindergartener, gripping the paint brushes and applying paint helps to strengthen her small motor skills, enhance her visual perception, and explore creative outlets. All of these combined will help her to develop stronger skills for writing. So ask your child to paint like Monet, and make a great "impression" while you're at it.
What You Need:
- Book or set of reproductions showing impressionist paintings
- Several colors of washable tempera paint (Crayola brand is perfect for this)
- Paper plates
- Newspapers to minimize mess
- Old t-shirt or apron to use as a smock