Beautiful acorn paintings in preschool

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Your students will love this fun process art activity using nature objects!

This is a process my students just loved and I fell in love with all the paintings that resulted from the children’s work today…

Beginning the Process

The children began by writing their name (or making their mark) on the paper then dripping on some drops (or in some cases a few small puddles) of paint onto their paper…

Adding Nature Objects

Then the children placed their paper in an oatmeal container, added a few acorns to the container then closed the lid on top…

Now it was time to shake the container as much as the children desired…

Blending Colors

And shake they did…

And after all the shaking, it was time to take the lid off the oatmeal container and pull out the paper that was curled around inside…

Revealing their Creations

And every child could do it all by themselves and every child was amazed at how the colors blended so beautifully on their papers…

And so was I!

Enjoying the Process

Many of the children chose to make more than one painting – taking their time to complete each part of the process and looking forward to opening that can to see how their colors all blended together on their paper…

Every Creation is Unique

No matter how many times each child decided to paint, each painting turned out different and every painting was simply beautiful…


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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.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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