Let the sun shine in your preschool classroom

I enjoy coming in and observing the different ways each class puts their own spin on making a sun.

In this class, the children painted their paper plates with yellow tempera paint mixed with salt to give a little sparkle and texture.

After the paint dried, the children turned the plates over and added strips of orange and yellow crepe paper for the sun rays.

I noticed that some of the children grouped their crepe paper strips by color and some worked to create a yellow and orange pattern around the edges of their plate.

There were other sunshines made as well….

By |2010-07-19T00:30:33+00:00July 19th, 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. Teacher Tom July 19, 2010 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Salt and paint are in the air today!

    I love the variety from such humble materials! =)

  2. Centers and Circle Time July 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Summer Colors!

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