The activity can be done in conjunction with the music activity above. Children can plan, design, and create props and a mural backdrop for their song/drama/dance performance.
The adult leads the brainstorming for what the children want as a backdrop or need for props. She then assigns groups to work on the creation of each. All the children can draw and create a mural together.
The child will be able to use a variety of materials to create and express her ideas in song/dance/and movement.
Encourage parents to have talent shows at home. This is a fun way for children to build self- confidence. Parents can also pick out emerging talents that can be nurtured. Encourage parents to have an easily cleaned art area or place for art materials to be kept. When children are “bored” suggest a special project for them to create (e.g. a gift, a prop for their dramatic play area, a piece of art to be in the “temporary exhibit” in the living room, etc.)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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