Preschoolers at the Play House North are painting a colorful mural. This sensory activity helps children build social skills as they learn how to work together in a shared space and take turns using different materials.
Young children learn with all of their senses. This art activity gives children the opportunity to actively use their sense of touch to explore the different textures of the materials. As they paint, they can see how each material paints differently. They are also experimenting with mixing colors and exploring how different textures create different patterns.
Children are also developing motor skills as they use their hands to hold the brush and their whole arms to make the brush strokes.
Best of all, they are also learning that they can create something beautiful together!
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