Preschool Art Activities
ages 2, 3, and 4
Your child is ready to Explore! The art you see at this early stage starts with scribbles as your child’s picture-making is based on exploring art materials. As skills grow, the child begins to produce images built of lines, circular shapes, dabs, and dots in response to what they see in the world around them.
This ARTistic Pursuits resource is designed specifically for your Preschooler's MANIPULATION Stage of Development. We provide learning opportunities with clear art class objectives that fit your preschooler's needs as a growing artist and expand their visual experiences. You and your child will sit together and explore a child-friendly master artwork, then engage in an activity to inspire their picture-making.
The Way They SEE It - A Book for Every Parent About the Art Children Make
Providing preschool art activities is a vital part of helping your child to build manual dexterity, acquire observation skills, and become familiar with common art materials and art processes.
When we use everyday experiences to expand our children's understanding of their world and provide them with art materials, they become enthusiastic artists who are ready to learn more, see more, and create more art! Used regularly, this book will expand the scope and vision of what is possible for young artists.
- 26 famous artworks, with 36 art activities for your child
- First Skills section, which shows how to hold the scissors or pencil so the tool works for the child
- 26 Grown Up Talks where you'll learn what to expect as you better understand the approaches young children use when making art and what this stage of artistic development is all about.