Getting INTO Their Art
Started several years ago by art teacher Lisa Ostapinski, Messy Art Day is a beloved Pre-K tradition and a full-bodied celebration of artistic expression and sensory experience.
Ms. Ostapinski explains, “Children at this age learn with their senses and they learn through social interaction. They learn with their whole bodies. It is very important to engage all their senses in learning as well as to engage large motor movement and to be outside. These kinds of activities facilitate open ended, kinesthetic exploration with materials and collaborative/social interaction and exploration. They also support learning about color theory, the physical properties of materials, gravity, weight (as in the catapult and launching trucks down the slide), and chemical interactions.”
Many thanks to the ECD parents, from packing extra clothes to washing down each paint-covered child, it took the whole ECD village to make the day a success. Pre-K Green/Orange teacher TingTing Fu shared that one of the children declared, “I wish I could live like this every day.”