PAINTING WITH MUSIC
Grades: Pre-K | Age: 2-5 | Written by:
[Marianne is a teacher at the Child Enrichment Centre & Reading Laboratory in Marikina City. ]
Painting with music: enhances self-expression, exploration in use of colors and develops memory recall of events, people, and feelings.
What You Need:
•diluted tempera paints (in various colors) in small plastic jars
What You Do:
•2 chinese brushes for every color
•various music types (e.g. classical, techno or modern, ballads, country or folk, instrumental, etc...)
- During circle time, explain to the children how music makes us feel. Encourage questions and answers about feelings and feelings expressed by music or songs. Site a favorite song of the class as an example.
- When ready with the materials, play music number 1. Allow them to use their desired colors and make images they remember. Stop the tape and tell them to write number 1 on their paper.
- Have that paper dry while you go on with the next music.
- After the activity, ask them how they felt about painting with music.
- When their paintings are dry, compare their paintings and ask them about their feelings.
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