We love art around here and we try to offer creative opportunities for kids as often as we can. We have our Art Room which is wildly popular, we have a twice monthly Art Club for school age kids and recently we began to offer Petite Picasso for the preschool artists in our community. And let me tell you, the preschoolers (and their grown ups) LOVE IT!
Art programming for preschoolers is super fun and delightfully messy. We set up our programming space with folding tables flat on the floor (we don’t put the legs up) and wrapped in paper. Then we put the supplies right in the middle of the tables. Kids go right for the supplies and start playing. Last month we painted with tubes (pictured). Past projects include: chalk drawing, play doh, paint & shaving cream and surprisingly popular, building with felt shapes on the wall.
Usually the kids don’t even take their art home (process not product for this age) and they are done after about 20 minutes. We keep the program open for an hour and families come and go.