These sun crafts were our first attempts at making art with the kids. They’re simple but fun.
Of course, kids love sun crafts, but they seem to have a hard time with anything that has to have a purpose. They also have a lot of trouble making art for themselves. The preschools we’ve visited have all had trouble with this. We had a kid with a coloring book that was the size of a deck of cards and she had no idea what any of it was for. Another kid made a sunflower and it was a complete disaster. They were all very frustrated.
In any case, the preschools we have visited so far have mostly been great with making art for the kids with the exception of a few issues. But they’ve always been willing to accept that the kids don’t know what they want to do and they’re willing to learn how to do it.
This is my favorite part. It’s a big part of the reason that we’ve been so successful at getting kids to make art. And it’s a big part of the reason that we’ve never lost our cool with kids.
Good preschools, like most, dont try to convince your child that he or she cant do something. They just tell them that theres always another way. And good preschools also like having plenty of time to teach them how to learn. So that’s why we love the ones that give us the chance to teach our kids how to make cool art, and to have lots of time to do that.
Weve had to change our approach to the preschool art classes we teach. We started our preschool art classes in 2007 and over the years have added new lessons, changed the art, changed the art class, added new art, changed the art again, and so on. Over the years we have taught over 600 kids, and we always tell them that its important to create art that is engaging, that is fun for the whole class, and that is something everyone can do.
I think that it’s really important to teach the kids that you can have fun while learning something, and that its all part of the bigger picture. I’m sure that there are several times a day when I’d be happy to do something with a group of kids, but I just know that I could only do that if I had plenty of time.
That said, I still think that most schools are missing the mark when they approach art classes with a heavy dose of discipline. I think that the kids would be much better off spending most of their time doing something they enjoy and that they would feel much more engaged.
I think the best way to get kids to get more out of art classes is to get them to actually enjoy the class. Art classes should be fun, filled with activities for the kids, that they can spend time doing with their friends, or that they can simply sit and listen to other people. The way that teachers are teaching art should be fun, not a painful chore that is time-consuming and difficult to keep up with.
And the best way to get kids to enjoy art is to let them be creative. So my suggestion here is to get them to have fun with their own art. If they’re learning how to draw, show them how to draw in the middle of a class. If they’re learning how to paint, let them paint, and let them be the one to put the paint on the canvas.