This is a great little lesson on Michelangelo – We first saw it at our son’s preschool when they were Painting like Michelangelo … under the table!
Our son’s preschool 5 year old class did a great history/art project the other day. (Read my story… Should you redshirt your Kindergartner for more info on why we put him in the 5 year old class)
I wanted to carry on this lesson and do the preschool activity with our other children.
The lesson: Learning about Michelangelo.
The kids learned about how he painted on the ceiling… (Between 1508 and 1512, under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling, a masterpiece without precedent, that was to change the course of Western art. – wikipedia)
Large piece of paper (I use the paper rolls from Ikea for a lot of projects- and this is one of them).
Tablecloth or drop dropcloth to put on the floor (or let them do this outside, like I did.)
3. Let it dry, take it down & Enjoy your painting! We hung ours above our kid’s beds.
I love this idea because it is great on so many levels. As a play therapist, I am always looking for other ways to help our children. This is great for fine motor and gross motor skills, among so many other things.