January in the Playroom
Art is an activity that is presented to the children on a daily basis. In the Playroom, we strive to offer children more process-based art rather than product-based art. This allows children the opportunity to create and explore the various materials as they desire, rather than following a specific plan and outcome. Recently an art activity was set-up which involved water with food colouring, mini pipettes and paper towels. It was a simple activity, but nevertheless, piqued the interest of the children. Children sat fascinated as they squeezed the pipette and the colours soon began to blend and bleed onto the paper towel. Observations were made as the different colours were created as they overlapped with one another. Also it seemed, despite how much water was squeezed onto the paper towel, it never broke the edge. The children were entertained for much of the morning and numerous tie-dyed pictures were created.