Children are naturally curious. From the minute they gain control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works.
They explore, observe and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environments.
This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun.
Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children.
The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation.
These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun, but educational as well.
As part of our arctic theme, we painted onto “ice” with our friends. Using saran wrap as the “ice” and paint, we practiced creating designs and other pictures, having fun while doing so!