Summer Art


Summer bulletin board idea!!
staple a clear or light blue shower curtain to your board. I use shower curtains all the time unlike paper they do not fade you buy liners they cost penny’s.
Ct out fish shapes from brown paper bags and then glue together except for one end . When dry stuff the fish like you were making a pillow. Have the children decorate the fish with anything… color, poster paint, collage materials etc.
once the fish are dry you can cut trips of blue and green cr√™pe paper and staple them at the top of our board, in a horizontal manner. They can be in lengths. Staple the finished fish on strips of paper, as if they are a “swimming school


My preschool class enjoyed painting foot prints while wearing inexpensive flip flops bought at a discount store. We displayed our creations under the caption “We’ve Flipped For Summer!”
Kathryn Wilson
4 and 5 year olds
The Playhouse
Henderson, NC


On a piece of construction paper, have the children take different colored cotton balls and glue them in the shape of a picture of the beach. Ex. Use blue cotton balls for the water brown and green cotton balls for a palm tree and yellow for the sun. And white for the sky. ūüôā


On a piece of construction paper, have the children take different colored cotton balls and glue them in the shape of a picture of the beach. Ex. Use blue cotton balls for the water brown and green cotton balls for a palm tree and yellow for the sun. And white for the sky. ūüôā


I teach Pre-k at at Day Care Center and most of my class stays the summer ….I really like Watermelons, so I made a Giant Watermelon using the kids hand. Red for the center and green for the rind I dipped their hands in each color and wrote in big letters across the top” Enjoy Summer” for the pits we made a fist in black and put them randomly around the melon. This can stay up all summer long. I just added summer pictures around the melon for fun !


Keepsake Beach Towels I had each child bring in a light-colored, low-napped bath towel. Before the day the children used them, I wrote each the name of each child on every towel in permanent marker (16 children=16 names on each towel) along with the name of our preschool and date. One at a time, I painted each child’s hand with acrylic paint in the color of his/her choice, and helped them put their handprint above their name on each towel. This project took several days, but it was absolutely adorable, and each child had a beach towel with all of their friends names and handprints on it.


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  1. Paint each child’s hand orange (I like the appearance of painting the hand with a brush). Place the handprint 4 times (you may need to paint for each print) around a center point to make a circle on orange construction paper. Let each child cut a yellow circle from paper (or pre-cut the circle) and let them make a face…….buttons for eyes, pom pom for nose, draw a smile, etc. Then paste the circle in the middle of the 4 hand prints which have been cut out by an adult……instant sunshine!!!! Will brighten any classroom….guaranteed!

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