Black and white make gray for a cloudy day in preschool

The children have been exploring weather and today the focus today was on rain clouds…

The children made their own rain clouds by mixing together a little black and white paint on their paper…

The children used their hands to mix the paint colors…

As they blended the two colors, they began to see different shades of gray emerge…

Some of the children used both hands to mix the paint – others preferred to use only one hand…

I did not see this part but was told that after the paint was dry, the children were going to cut around the edges of their rain cloud then hang them up in the classroom…

Books about Clouds from Amazon…

 

By |2011-03-22T06:00:40+00:00March 22nd, 2011|

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.

10 Comments

  1. Annette W March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I love the hand-made clouds!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      They are sweet:)

  2. marty March 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I just happended across you today. I love finger painting! I am going to enjoy your kid lit books with activities too. Thanks.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Marty!

  3. marty March 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Love the fingerpainting. I just happened across your blog today. I like your kid lit books with activities too. Thanks!

  4. Pam March 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    oh- that looks like fun! We may have to try that since we seem to be having so many stormy days here!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 23, 2011 at 12:01 am - Reply

      Your students will be quite good at it then:)

  5. Melanie March 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    That’s a fun idea!! Adding it to my list 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 23, 2011 at 12:01 am - Reply

      🙂

  6. Joyce March 29, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I really love finger painting with my 3,years class.I am going to enjoy it

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