The process of discovering many types of art mediums is so magnetic for preschool children. I am thrilled we took this 30 days of creativity and art challenge with my 3-year-old daughter to focus on process art. Process art is all about the journey rather than a final destination, and I love to see where it is taking both of us.
Have you heard of a beautiful, inspiring kids’ art book “Dot” by Peter H Reynolds?
We continue discovering the beauty of creativity and this time A did an activity inspired by the book “Dot”. In response to Vashti’s frustration, her art teacher offers her to “make a mark and see where it takes her”. Vashti follows the teacher’s advice and explores different ways she can make her mark using dots.
So here is what we did.
Materials we used:
Paper (it works better if it’s taped to the table)
First, we left a bunch of dots on paper for A to paint with her fingers. She enjoyed mixing colors and was fascinated by the whole process.
Then we had to wait until the paint dried so we could continue and complete the project.
My Montessori trainer always told me that it is crucial for children to work on projects that take some time to complete. They need to learn to appreciate the process and practice being patient to accomplish something important rather than receive an instant result.
A. took a bunch of round stickers to finish her artwork. I was expecting her just to stick them in a random order, but instead, she organized them in lines to make colorful caterpillars (as she later told me).
We both thoroughly enjoyed the process, and I just loved to watch A. create meaning with her art and make it personal.
I invite you to check out what we have been up to 30 Days Of Creativity and Art.