The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you and the
children to move beyond the basic, classic self-expressive experiences, such as
standard easel painting or block play, and to present some variation of a
self-expressive activity that is appropriate and interesting for young
children. This will provide variety for
them as well as furnishing you with an opportunity to try out your own
Remember that self-expression occurs in play as well as with
“art” materials, so the activity could be any of the following: blocks, carpentry, easel painting (with
variations from the standard form), creative dramatic play, dance, or a
multitude of additional possibilities, providing these lend themselves to
free-form experiences, not copying models or making things according to an
adult-determined plan. Do your best to
keep it a “Column One, Maximum Creative Potential” activity if using
self-expressive materials. Also, avoid
spending a lot of money on extra things.
It’s far better to have plenty of whatever you offer than a small,
costly dab of something you could never afford to use when you are teaching
describe the project.
two (2) ways the project allows the children to express themselves.
the other four (4) selves (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical) and
explain how this project benefited those selves.
four (4) things you would say or do that are intended to make the project
creative for the children.