::: pipette art
At the moment Donna is having a lovely time working as a relief assistant with Lauren Harris out at Jell’s Park Preschool in the city of Monash here in Melbourne.
This week they have been exploring the colour green and playing around with blue and yellow to produce different shades of green.
One of the activities this week has been pipette painting which was always a big hit with our own children when we were teaching in Croydon. (Instead of pipettes we often used eye droppers).
As well as making beautiful artwork and teaching the children about mixing 2 colours to make a new colour, pipttes and eye droppers are a terrific fine motor activity for the children …
encouraging fine motor muscle development in their hand and finger in preparation for learning good pencil grip and hand writing skills.
Something really interesting the children noticed while taking part in the activity was that when the yellow permanent felt pen was used to write names on the absorbent paper it resisted the dye.
Soon many children jumped on board and suddenly what began as a colour mixing opportunity …
was naturally extended by the children into a whole new learning experience …
all initiated by the children’s interest!
Now you’ve got to love that!