It’s Teacher Feature Thursday!
This week we are featuring Noel Ulmer, Nessa Moghadam, and Katy Martins. Inspired by the spring weather and blooms, their infant class decided to paint with flowers. Below you will find images from their painting experiences with flowers.
Here are a few images from their unit on the flowers:Nessa began the lesson by reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. The team had the children sit in high chairs so they could have a nice flat and accessible surface to do their painting.
The children were first provided with silk flowers to touch and explore.
The children used all their senses!
Then it was time to try out painting with the flowers. The teachers had pre-made sheets with a vase for the children to add their flower prints.
The teachers added a clothes pin to the shortened stem of the silk flower so they would be able to get a better grip. This was great activity for them to work on their fine motor skills. In addition, the babies began to notice that the painted blossom leaves marks where ever it lands.
The children were interested in exploring the painted flower in many different ways, including smelling and touching the wet paint.
The teachers decorated their room with images of flowers, art prints, and images of the children. After painting, this little girl came over to check out the paper flowers on the wall.
This class had a wonderful time learning about flowers! Be sure to check back for our Teacher Feature next week!