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Art on the Go


Several clipboards
Adhesive paper in a variety of colors
Crayons or colored pencils


1. Cover several clipboards with colorful pieces of adhesive paper. Designate the
clipboards as "Art on the Go" boards. Explain to the children that they can
carry the clipboards around the room and use them as a hard surface upon
which to draw.
2. Encourage the children to take colored pencils or crayons from the art area to
other areas in order to draw pictures. Markers (whether washable or not) are
not a good option because it is much too tempting to use markers on the
walls rather than on the clipboard.
3. Encourage the children to use these portable art boards in other centers. They
can make drawings of their block structures, illustrate stories in the reading
area, or pretend to help the baby dolls draw in the dramatic living area.
More to do
Field Trip: Bring the "Art on the Go" boards with you on field trips. The children
can make on-the-spot drawings of interesting animals at the zoo or the sights at
the local museum.
Outdoors: Take the "Art on the Go" boards outside. Encourage the children to
draw flowers, trees, bugs, and birds.
Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year-Olds
Center: Art
Topic: Colors
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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