Kicking off summer at preschool with a friendship mural

Each class at preschool kicked off the summer with a large group friendship mural…

Every mural was different…

A large group mural is a great way to promote friendship. As the children participated in making their murals they talked with each other and spent time working together side-by-side to achieve a common goal…

Some of the murals invited individual creativity as well…

The next time you are looking for a way to foster new friendships, set out lots of different materials and let your children make a mural together….

Here are a few ideas for murals you can try out over the summer…

Bottle cap mural from Lines, Dots, and Doodles

Hand and fingerprint mural from Putti Prapancha

Painting a Mural from Chasing Cheerios

Shadow Murals from Atelierista

By |2011-06-09T01:00:42+00:00June 9th, 2011|

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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.


  1. Sherry and Donna June 9, 2011 at 3:17 am - Reply

    What a wonderful, social activity Deborah.
    Donna 🙂 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Sherry and Donna:)

  2. Little Wonders' Days June 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    How fun and pretty! I love the handprint rainbow. When Little J’s was in preschool, they made one where the kids used spray bottles of watered down paint to paint a white sheet. Then they “signed” the sheet.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      That would be a wonderful keepsake!

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