Many times in the preschool classroom, I have heard “my picture looks bad,” “I made a mistake,” or “this does not look good”. Today I want to challenge the thinking that art has to look a certain way. Art is an expression of who we are. Making a picture that looks like another picture is fun and helps us learn, yet it is even better if you put your mark on it and do it a different way or your way. Lets start today by showing the preschoolers the story “Beautiful Oops” by Saltzberg. Here is a reading of the story: Beautiful Oops! By Barney Saltzberg
The lesson today is that even a rip, stain, blob, drip can be art. Its just a matter of how you look at it. I hope that each of your children will learn to be proud and confident in their art ideas. There is not a wrong way or right was to create a masterpiece! Be creative and adventurous!
Another story I enjoy is called “The Dot” by Reynolds. Here is a reading of this wonderful story: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Read aloud Book for kids
Encourage your child to make a mark…anything is art! And…don’t forget to sign your name!
Have fun creating art with your preschooler!