Art Time Activities for Fruit Fun:
Fruit Made From Styrofoam Balls:
Invest in some Styrofoam balls of various sizes for this fun
Summer Fruit Fun Project, and invite parents to help as needed.
The children can “produce” their own fruit by using the small balls and paint them purple to become plums. Perhaps they can make apples with the medium-sized balls and paint them red.
(Other thoughts can be gathered from the children as you discuss the concept of round, circle and which fruits fall into that category – based on the group’s age range!)
When the various ‘fruits’ are dry try placing green Popsicle sticks which have been previously painted by the children through the top. These sticks become the stems of the fruit as needed. Get super creative and apply leaves by gluing various shades of green fabric to the top of the fruits by the stems.
Strawberry Shampoo Painting:
Buy some inexpensive strawberry shampoo then mix it with green watercolor paint. After a walk outside if you live near any type of fruit garden, fruit trees, orchards, fields of strawberries or something of the kind or after you read a book about fruits (preferably a bilingual one – see later resources) or maybe after clipping pictures of fruits from the Food Ads in the local paper … encourage the children to paint with this shampoo paint on
red paper (since the green is mixed in).
Wait until it dries! Ay mama… it is a scratch and sniff heaven full of strawberry scent!
Happy Educating…Sea feliz educando…