Preschool is the age when students learn all about opposites. Over and under, up and down, soft and hard, curvy and straight – opposites are an important part of the English language. Take the language lesson to the art table with this beautiful and easy preschool opposites art project!
Materials Needed for Preschool Opposites Art
This art project requires only a few simple supplies. Students create a beautiful process art project that looks beautiful to display in no time. Gather up the following:
- Construction paper or cardstock in black and white
- Markers, crayons, kwik-sticks, sharpies, chalk, oil pastels – any of these, as long as they are all in black and white.
- Black and white washi tape
Two Opposites in One Lesson
For this project, students will be focusing on two different sets of opposites. Black/White and Straight/Curvy. First, students make straight lines on the white paper using black writing utensils. The lines can cross and touch, but they should be straight lines. Remember, perfection is never the goal with process art – “preschool straight” is perfect!
Next, the students take some black paper and make art using only curvy lines. Loops, whirls, swirls, and squiggles!
Here’s another great Opposites lesson!
Learn all about OPPOSITES with this activity pack. Includes:
- 2 original opposites songs
- 12 sets of opposites flashcards
- 2 opposites matching pages
- 3 opposites drawing prompts
The Only Teacher Step
Other than putting out the supplies, this is the only step that requires the teacher’s assistance. Simply connect the two pictures down one long edge using a piece of black and white washi tape. That’s it – it’s a masterpiece!
Displaying the Preschool Opposites Art
These stunning creations make a fabulous display when put all together. Consider displaying the preschool opposites art all in a row for maximum effect. Grouped with other process art creations, these would be a great addition to a private preschool art show!
What Students Learn from Creating Preschool Opposites Art
Students learn so much from process art. They are learning about opposites, but they are learning so much more as well. Students expand their vocabulary, make deliberate choices, follow directions, use those opposite vocabulary words, and express themselves artistically. These preschool opposites art projects prove that process art is a valuable part of early childhood education!
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