Our kindergarteners are enjoying art class! This fall kindergarten exploratory art is 60 minutes long. That’s a long time for a five year old, particularly in the first weeks of school. I’ve had a lot of success with a three-part lesson:
- Go to the rug and read a story
- Rotate through art centers
- Meet back on the rug and ‘share out’ what we liked and learned.
- Magnetic sculpture
- Architectural stamping (using this Fun with Architecture Stamp Kit)
- Fun with shapes
- Memory game (like this modern art version)
These centers are much more than fun: students learn about shapes and colors while exploring the clear acrylic shapes. They test their memory at the memo card game. Punching builds hand strength. Stamping with tiny stamps and gluing tiny shapes are great fine motor activity. Magnetic sculpture allows students to explore science and sculpture.
All centers were on a 10 minute rotation. We rotated through the centers for two days so everyone had a chance to explore everything.
Want to try these at home?
Click here to learn how to make your own magnetic sculpture center.
Click here to learn how to make your own glue sponge, perfect for collage.
Do you have a favorite kindergarten art activity?