We painted with cranberries in preschool

I enjoyed reading the idea of painting with cranberries from Little Wonder Days and shared the idea with some of our teachers.

The children started by squishing up a bunch of cranberries we got from the grocery store. Then the cranberries, along with the juice, was set out in bowls with paint brushes. I didn’t take a picture of the bowl until after the children were almost done painting but as you can see, there is both some juice and the cranberries in the bowl.

The added touch of leaving the cranberries seeds added some wonderful texture in their painting experience…

The children enjoyed the texture, color, and the smell of the cranberry paint…

They also enjoyed trying to smash the cranberries up with their paint brushes each time they dipped the brushes in the bowl…

This really was a great art and sensory experience for the children and it went along nicely with our unit on holiday treats and food.

Try making some cranberry bread!

By |2010-11-11T17:00:02+00:00November 11th, 2010|

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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.

One Comment

  1. Cheryl Golangco November 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Yum! I can just imagine the kids trying to taste their art works! 🙂

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