Splatter Egg Art
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
The Washington State K–12 Arts Learning Standard:
EALR 1: The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
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Prepare for lesson by cutting a small hole in each of the eggs. Drain out the inside so you are left with just the shell. Fill the eggs with different paint colors, and put them back into the carton. Set up a white poster board outside. Instruct students to throw the eggs at the white canvas to create a piece of artwork. As children are participating in the activity, ask them questions like:
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Developing Observation Skills
Experiments help children develop basic science skills like observing what is happening, using words to describe what they notice, and repeating the action to compare results. Questioning and posing answers are skills used every day in the classroom.
Bubbles have one shape. In a bucket or tub, make a bubble solution with dish soap. Using a variety of oddly shaped objects—such as cookie cutters, a loop of string, and a straw—teach your children how to dip their object in the water and blow through it to make a bubble. Experiment with blowing fast and slow. Ask, “Which method works better?” Have students look at the shape of the bubble maker before they use it. Ask, “What shape do you think the bubble will be?” No matter what shape the object, the bubble will always be round due to liquid surface tension.