Bring the magic of the beach straight to your home or classroom with this engaging arts and crafts activity! The Ocean Inspired Acrylic Pour for Kids is a colorful sensory exploration full of fun and just the right amount of messiness. Kids will love learning about color mixing as they create their very own oceans and will be mesmerized as they pour their unique mixture onto their blank canvas creating a unique masterpiece!
What is Acrylic Pouring?
Acrylic pouring is a painting technique that allows artists of all skill levels to easily create one-of-a-kind works of art. In this technique, acrylic paint is mixed with a pouring medium and then poured onto a surface, like a blank canvas, in different ways to create unique color mixtures. Sometimes artists choose to pour different colors from individual cups and other times multiple colors are combined into one cup and poured onto the surface together.
After you have poured your paint, the surface you wish to cover is tilted in different directions allowing the paint flow freely, covering the surface completely. Watching the interesting ways colors combine and interact is a fascinating experience for adults and children alike! No matter which method of paint pouring you use, the artwork you create is completely original and the perfect piece of art for home or school.
Why is Sensory-Based Learning Important?
In order for young children to explore and understand new information, they must exercise the use of their senses. Sensory play is an engaging way of stimulating a child's senses through touch, sight, taste, smell, or hearing to naturally facilitate learning. It is important to provide opportunities for sensory play because it fosters cognitive, language, and fine and gross motor development in children. It also empowers young learners to problem solve, think critically, and build skills for positive social and emotional health.
How Can I Use This In My Lesson Plan?
Perfect for home or school, the Ocean Inspired Acrylic Pour for Kids is an engaging arts and crafts activity that not only supports sensory learning but also inspires creative explorations and open-ended play. Easy to incorporate into lesson plans for virtual or face-to-face instruction, this activity allows children to connect through art and a unique sensory experience whether they are together or apart.
For example, encourage children to share their feelings and stories about the ocean or guess how their colors will mix and what their masterpiece will look like once dry. This interdisciplinary activity can even be used as a moment of mindfulness as children take the time to create with intention and reflect on the calming art they have made. The learning possibilities with this acrylic pour activity are as vast as the ocean!
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