This week in our groups we had a really fun art activity for the children to do. They painted using plastic droppers. This project allowed the children to practice their fine motor skills by pinching the dropper to fill it up with paint and pinching it again to release the paint onto their canvas. The children were able to mix the colors any way they liked, which allowed them to learn about what happens when you mix two different objects or colors.
This activity is also beneficial, such that it allows the children to have practice with a different tool that they do not encounter on a daily basis. They learned that you can use different objects as tools for different tasks and that you can complete a specific activity a variety of ways with different tools. In past projects, we have used sponges, paint brushes, and do-a-dot markers to paint, and this week the kids learned about a new tool, the plastic dropper, to use to approach a familiar activity.