Sidewalk chalk idea – Preschooler art activity
I should have actually given the title “garage play” instead of side walk chalk activity! We started to scribble on the driveway/side walk but due to rain had to move indoors. LO was stubborn that wouldn’t come inside! So we ended up playing in the garage.
Skandhu knows what emotions are and how our facial expressions change according to the mood. I drew few smiley (simple ones like happy,sad,angry,cry and laugh) and asked him to guess the emotion. Then we played a simple game.
Game rule: Skandha should see the expression on my face and draw/doodle it as a smiley.
Aim: To understand the emotion and express it as an art/scribble.
Skandha was able to draw happy and sad face perfectly. He drew a face with a wide smile and said that it was a “laughing” face (how brilliant!).
Must admit: His angry & cry face doodles didnt look like what I had drawn before. And since he couldnt get the hang of it, he kept asking me to show only happy,sad,laugh face and not angry/cry ones lol!
“Amma angry cry ge karuko ma just happy face, sad face and laughing face kara ma” [His order to me in Marathi, Indian language]
Yay!! here is the happy face.
Here is a happy face with wide smile. Guess what? LO calls it a laughing face!
Here is the sad face!