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Magical Coloring

Title of Activity Magical Coloring
Age of children 4 years old
Environment, materials Field: School Garden
Materials: A4 paper; colored pastels; black pastel, toothpick for every child
Expected result It develops your children’s imagination.
It reveals children's feelings in a different technique
Children's perception, skills and creativity develop.
Teacher's support for the child The teacher allows the students to observe the materials needed for the technique.
The teacher tells the children the steps to be applied during the technique, first verbally and then visually.
Teacher allows students to express their feelings by asking questions. It keeps amusements and excitement alive.
Teacher guides students.
Children's activities (planning, tasks, evaluation) Each student gets an A4 paper.  They first completely color A4 paper using the colors they wish.  After the entire page has been painted, students paint all of their papers with black crayons. They draw pictures that they wish and imagine with the help of toothpicks onto the picture sheets which are black.
Looking for answers to the questions What kind of paint do we use for this technique?
Which colors do we use in our technique?
What did you feel when you were using this technique?

1. We told to children the technique we are going to use. We gave each child a blank a4 paper
2. The kids colored their pages in the colors they wanted.
3.All the colored pages were painted with black crayon and all colors were covered.
4. The picture was drawn with the help of toothpicks on the picture papers that were colored with black.
5. The activity was completed when all the children finished their activity.

Funny fishes - pencil prints

Title of Activity Funny fishes – pencil prints.
Age of children 3-4 years old
Environment, materials Gouache colors, drawing sheet, pencil.
Expected result Kids know very easily without pushing to paint a pencil and click on the page.
Teacher's support for the child Teacher gives all the necessary materials. The teacher has found a lot of pictures of the fish life in the aquarium.
Children's activities (planning, tasks, evaluation) Can use different color tones. Children are delighted that the fish in the aquarium are becoming more colorful.
Looking for answers to the questions How much should be printed to make the fish beautiful, colorful?
Do fish like to live in an aquarium?

Color games

Title of Activity Color Games
Age of children 5-7 years old
Environment, materials Gouache colors, glue stick, A4 format sheet, brush, water bowl, pad.
Expected result Children's interest in action and joy for the end result.
Teacher's support for the child The teacher shows and tells about the work to be done.
Children's activities (planning, tasks, evaluation) Children prepare their workstation, take a pad, put a gouache color on the pad with a brush. PVA glue is added to the paint. Then put a white A4 format sheet and, with a little pressing on the palms, then page rotates clockwise. Lifting the page sees the results of your work.
Looking for answers to the questions Did you like your job?
Why did you choose these colors?
Which color likes best?

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Miro Eyes Presentation

Magic and colors of autumn

Title of Activity Magic and colors of autumn
Age of children 3-5 years old
Environment, materials Work in intersection in small and large groups with use of multiple materials and expressive techniques: leaves and twigs found outside the school, tempera, glue, cardboard, felt-tip pens, colored chalks.
Expected result Discovery of reality through the exploration of materials referring to the autumn season.
Experimentation of various creative processes.
Collaboration and skills through teamwork.
Strengthening confidence in one's expressive and creative abilities.
Teacher's support for the child The teacher plays the role of directing education with the aim of making children discover the diversified, creative and imaginative use of available natural materials.
Children's activities (planning, tasks, evaluation) Realization, with the materials found of a large autumn tree.
Children, through guided conversations and stimulus questions, evaluate the work done if it is interesting and satisfying.
Looking for answers to questions Are the collected leaves all the same size, the same shape and the same color?
The twigs collected on the ground and those on the plant have the same color?
What else can be made with the wood from the tree?
Author Italy, Portosalvo Kindergarten

A Beautiful Necklace

Title of Activity A Beautiful Necklace
Age of children 4-5 years old
Environment, materials Colored raffia wire, beads, straws, colored rubber shapes
Expected result The children construct a necklace by manipulating different materials and developing their manual skills.
Teacher's support for the child The teacher shows the children the various materials, explains how to insert beads, straws and shapes in the wire and then observes them during the work to intervene in case of need.
Children's activities (planning, tasks, evaluation) The children each take a thread of raffia and start to insert straws, beads and colored rubber shapes alternately and following their own imagination. Thus they create a necklace to wear.
Author Italy, Girandola Kindergarten

The Eyes of Miro

Title of Activity The Eyes of Miro
Age of children 3-5 years old
Environment, materials Classroom
Tempera, cardboard, canvas, brushes and pipe cleaners
Expected result Introducing art paintings to children. Show them similarities between the various paintings.
Teacher's support for the child Improve the child's potential skills
Looking for answers to questions Are they eyes?  Are they birds? Why do they have feet?
Author Italy, Girasole Kindergarten

Presenting "Miro"

Title of Activity Where do dreams bring? The thin line of shadow.

Presenting Mirò, Spanish  artist, his story and his paintings that are very colorful, happy and full of fun.
Age of children 3-5 years old
Environment, materials Will show a colored copy of one of Mirò's painting. Give each child a photocopy in black and white or they can draw the picture freehand and will color it by using acrylic colors or magic markers.
Expected result They learned that all countries have their own famous artists and that each artist has their own style. Coloring Mirò's painting was alot of fun for them.

Approaching the child to art in a simple way.
Teacher's support for the child Facilitate creativity, strengthen confidence in one's expressive abilities.
Looking for answers to questions Is it a Child? Has he lost his hat? Did the wind blow it away?
Author Italy, Girasole Kindergarten

Tendercubs Preschool and Day Nursery - Activities for Erasmus Plus Project

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Plan of Activity 1 - Spicy Painting
Plan of Activity 2 - Measuring beans
Plan of Activity 3 - Portrait Using Paint
Plan of Activity 4 - Exploring the colors with shaving foam and animal toys

Activity descriptions of "I am an artist"

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Apple flowers from shaving foam
Freshening of fruits
Glass paining
Painting on the salt surface
Painting with a sponge
Painting with straw
Painting with yarn
Paintings from modeling clay
Paintings on stones
Paintings with colorful pieces of ice
The drawing in grain crops

Learn to use the scissors

"Follow the way and feed the rabbit!"

A funny and interesting way to teach children to use scissors. On a sheet of paper is a painted object - food, a toy, some subject. With a guideline is outlined the way to the object - for example, a carrot. On the scissors is glued a picture of Rabbit. The task is to help the rabbit reach his beloved food by following the road.More to use other cards - bear and honey, child and a toy, a cat and fish ,ect.
Develop cognitive and fine motor skills.

Teacher : Aneta Kardjeva, Burgas, Bulgaria


For doing this activity, we need a strips ofdifferent colors, length and shape that we will use to make different hairstyles for the faces of the paintings; colored pencils.

With this activity, we develop the imagination and creative thinking of children, as well as the fine motor skills.
Consolidating knowledge of colors, short and long hair, different people have different appearance.

Teacher: Silvia Nikolova

Painting Trick: Snowman

We need painting sheets, aluminum foil sheets, tempered paint and paint brushes.

On the aluminum foil the children draw a snowman with the tempered paints. While the paints are still wet on the painted snowman a sheet of paper is placed, pressed and carefully removed.

FOCUS: A second snowman has appeared.

We develop the imagination and artistic creativity of the children.

Light table - drawing the sea

Activities with natural materials. The children are researching quartz sand and glass stones on a light table. They compare the color of material in light and without light (transmittance of light). Children are creating associations and working creatively on the light table -they are drawing the sea, waves, water plants and fish.

Author: Elīna Haļutina, Dobele, Latvia

I am an artist

The methodological materials produced in this project will be distributed on website to make them accessible to the general public all over Europe, giving teachers the opportunity to develop innovative, children-oriented pedagogical approaches to improve the quality of education in the long term.

After the teaching learning seminars, methodological materials will be uploaded there.

  • Children will learn artistic skills, cooperation and creative skills with creative artistic realities.
  • Children will acquire ''Artistic Skills''.
  • Using the Emotions of Music to Paint a drawing. (High level messy painting with the help of music and following its emotions).
  • Mono-typing, paper quilling, plasticise painting.    
  • Three dimensional art.
  • Decoupage.
  • ECO drawing.
  • All Art implications will be videoed and an "The Art Dvd" will be created at the end of this activity.