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…

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

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