eDo you struggle to get art done each week? I don’t know about you but it doesn’t carry the same urgency as phonics, math, or writing. It’s too easy to let it slip week after week after week. If you’re anything like me, then you could use a few tips to ensure art happens.
3 Easy Tips for Doing Art Every Week
1. Pick up the art supplies before the year begins. It made a world of difference in the number of science experiments we got done when I picked up the kits and supplies at the beginning of the year. No more searching the stores. No more forgotten supplies to put on the list. No more last minute, ‘Oh well. Just skip it.’ We had what we needed when we needed it.
Art is the same way. Pick up the art supplies at the beginning of the year, so when you need to paint, you have the paint and paper. When you plan on using modeling clay, it’s waiting patiently in your cupboard. Art happens when you have the needed supplies on hand.
2. Assign a day and time for art and promise your small children they’ll get to create artistic masterpieces at that time. My children, especially my preschoolers, are wonderful for remembering that I assured them they’d get to do art.
Since I loathe breaking promises to my children, it’s a wonderful motivation to actually get art done at the day and time assigned. The alternative is feeling guilty as I watch their big brown eyes well up with tears of disappointment.
3. Use an open and go program that makes life easy for yourself. Part of my problem is trying to come up with a new project each week. If it’s an open and go program, I simply keep a paper clip in my book to mark the spot.
Since I’m also following tip one and purchasing the needed supplies during the summer, guess what! It’s as easy as getting my science experiments done. We just open the book, read the instructions, pull out the supplies, and go to work creating masterpieces.
Suddenly there’s no more guilty feelings for skipping art yet again. Instead you can brag about being an organized mother and not having a problem doing art with your children each and every week.
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