The children in house room have been exploring mermaids and where they would live! Recently, the students created mermaids out of loose parts and now they would like to create the back drop for their installation. Children were asked where the mermaids came from and where they live. Immediately they all replied, “in an ocean!”
The children began mixing the perfect color blue for the ocean by adding white and blue together. Through this process the children were introduced to color theory and specifically focused on tints when they added white to the blue to lighten the color.
After mixing the paint, they began to paint all over the butcher paper .
This project allowed the children to work on their team building skills while creating a community art piece for the classroom.To add in a little more fun at the end of this provocation, they turned it into a sensory exploration where they began painting their hands and stamping them on the paper!