Today the toddlers have made full advantage of the spring weather. We have been preparing the garden for lots more outdoor play.
We also have baby ducks in our water tray.
The toddlers also enjoyed painting daffodils using doilies and yellow paint.
Music and Art share similar principals such as pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis.
Children were listening to the music then began to paint.
They were showing their emotions and thoughts through painting. At the same time they were demonstrating developmental fine and gross motor coordination, creative expression through visual art and production.
Different colours represent the children in terms of mood and energy, and they can use music to give them creative inspiration for future painting sessions.
“I made patterns with paint and I really enjoyed it.”
“Fireworks and cracking eggs, it was fast and dancey.”
“I can tap my fingers with a pompom and paint.”
“Colours makes me happy, Orange colour for Orange tangerine, green for cucumber and red for tomato.”
“It’s a Chinese dragon.”
“I am a rock star.”
Today the toddlers had great fun painting the flowers they made from salt dough yesterday.
The flowers were cooked and now look amazing thanks to the children adding some colour, glitter and personalising their own flower.
This created a good discussion about Spring and flowers starting to grow. We also discussed the different parts of a flower.