Ribbon painting in preschool

One of the things I love most is to build an entire day around music or even build an entire day around one single preschool song.

Ribbon Sorting

When I write songs, I am always visualizing the many amazing things that can be done with that song. Today I added the Ribbon Song to my fingerplay blog and in my mind I visualize children ribbon dancing, sorting ribbons by color, painting with ribbons, and comparing the length and width of ribbons. The ideas are truly endless!

Ribbon Dancing

Ribbon Painting

Ribbon sticks for painting

Gather paint and paper to go with your ribbon sticks

A dap of paint here and there!

Pull the ribbon through the paint...

By |2010-07-16T00:50:18+00:00July 16th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Scott July 16, 2010 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Love the ribbon painting. I’ve not seen that particular technique. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teacher Tom July 16, 2010 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I’m terrible at tying things together in class thematically. I’m going to try this one!

    • Deborah J. Stewart July 17, 2010 at 1:08 am - Reply

      Tom – I am the opposite – I tend to look at everything thematically and do not have the gift of spontaneity like you do. I have to work on that more:)

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