Our easel is without exception used every day! It is a bit of a challenge to keep it interesting and always changing.
Our paint colors change to match the season, holiday, or lesson. At the beginning of the school year, primary colors and color mixing are the main focus. As each Holiday approaches, we adjust the colors to match:) Orange and black for Halloween and pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day for example.
Holiday shapes change up the plain white paper. Think pumpkins, turkeys, Christmas trees, hearts, Easter eggs…..
Definitely one of the favorites is painting sunflowers in the fall. We do this as a group with crayons/markers so the kids get an idea of the shapes and colors needed. Then we set out the colors at the easel. They always turn out frame-worthy:)
In January we paint giant snowflakes, (lots of negative space), these were a lot of fun and not as messy as you would think!
A textured roller and a couple of trays of paint at the easel made an interesting design.
We put monster trucks in the paint trays at the easel. The kids had so much FUN with this, it was out for days. FYI, it was pretty messy:)
Handprints and finger painting at the easel