Making an aluminum foil collage in preschool

Just a few more days until preschool starts so while we are waiting, Wy and I have been enjoying the time exploring some of the materials I have in the classroom…

I previously shared with you how we explored the texture of aluminum foil with a little finger painting

In addition to exploring texture and paint, Wy tried out a little aluminum foil gluing and tearing…

This was a good opportunity for Wy to explore the use of a glue bottle and glue brush….

To tear the foil into smaller pieces, Wy had to figure out how to use both hands to pull the foil apart at just the right angle. Wy actually just pulled as hard as he could until the foil ripped apart. He doesn’t quite yet understand the idea of using both hands to pull in opposite directions for beginning a tear. He will get lots of practice with tearing throughout the school year so no need to rush….

Wy tore a sheet of foil into smaller pieces and then used his glue brush to stick the foil to his paper…

This is a simple activity but it promotes areas of development such as fine motor control, creativity, and spacial awareness. After Wy completed his foil picture, we added his name and put it in his backpack so he could take it home…

I am linking this post up with No Time for Flashcards

By |2011-08-20T23:54:27+00:00August 20th, 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.

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