Letting preschoolers explore different artistic mediums and implements is a valuable part of a young child’s education. It develops motor coordination, and it integrates other things that you are teaching them. Children become more aware of shape and line in everyday objects (mathematics), they notice changes as paint gets lighter or darker when it dries, and as colors mix (science). They use their language skills to tell you about their work, and their pictures and marks are precursors to reading and writing. Art is part of what makes us human, and separates us from God’s other creatures. Art is important to the development of every child. We encourage you to say “YES!” whenever your preschooler is feeling creative!
Today we are going to explore washable tempura paint with yarn, string and rick rack trim. We just pulled from scraps around the house. Just find little scraps of yarn, twine, or rope and wrap it around some blocks for your child to stamp with, securing the ends with tape or glue. Provide paper, card stock or butcher paper for your child to stamp on. We like to buy plain brown wrapping paper and let our kids decorate their own for present wrapping. Give them red ribbons to remember God’s love for Rahab, and for them.
No personal choice that muddied your life can ever trump the divine choice to wash your life clean.
No situation is more hopeless than your Savior is graceful.
That scarlet cord Rahab threw out the window?
In Hebrew, that cord is a tikvah.
The same word in Hebrew that means “hope.”
You think about that as you tie string around Christmas gifts.
– The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp