Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
- develop fine motor skill
- connect literature to the arts
- participate in open-ended art
- Activities and materials encourage children to express themselves through the visual arts
- a) Art materials and activities are available for children daily
- Begin by reading It’s Pumpkin Time! to the child. Use expressive and engaging voices to keep the child’s attention.
- When finished, show the child how to use the Lego block using the paper and paints.
- Allow to dry. Cut the artwork into a pumpkin shape. Add vines and a stem using the green and brown paper.
- Display the pumpkins around the classroom for children and parents to view.
- Observe and record the child’s fine motor skills. Were they able to grasp the Lego and use it as a stamp? Take photos of the activity to place in the child’s portfolio along with your anecdotal notes.
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Toddlers require special caution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow toddlers to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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