1. Topic-
Icy exploration of color through the use of frozen paint cubes.
2. Content-
Artistic exploration
Cause and Effect
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Children will be able to understand the relationship of the frozen paint cubes and the color that appears on their paper as the ice melts from the heat of their hands.
4. Objectives-
Children use fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, cause and effect, and creative expression as they paint with colorful ice cubes.
5. Materials and Aids-
1.) 4 colors of liquid tempra paint
2.) ice-cube trays
3.) Popsicle sticks
4.) bowl
5.) Freezer
6.) Newspaper
7.) Heavy white drawing paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Invite children to help you make frozen paintbrushes. Fill 2 to 4 ice-cube trays with warm water. Using different colors, add a teaspoon of powdered tempera paint to each cube section. Stir until paint is dissolved. Then place an ice-cream stick in each section and freeze overnight. (It's OK if the sticks don't stand up straight.)

B. Development-

1.Together make a list of everything you know about ice. Invite children's comments by asking questions: What does ice look like? Does it have a smell? A taste? How does ice feel? Have children seen ice used in beverages before? What does it do to the beverages? What are other ways children have seen people use ice?
2.Next, offer a bowl of ice cubes and invite each child to take one. Talk again about how ice looks, feels, smells, and tastes. But this time investigate the ice hands-on. End by talking about how you might use ice to paint.
3.Cover a low table with newspaper. Put out a pile of heavy white drawing paper and ask a few interested children to join you in an art experiment. First, be sure everyone is wearing a plastic smock and has his or her sleeves rolled up. Then bring out one tray of tempera-paint ice cubes. Pop a few cubes out of the tray and invite children to hold the sticks and paint. Watch as the ice leaves colorful prints on the paper.
4.As children paint, they'll probably notice the cubes beginning to melt. Be sure to talk about what's happening to the ice. Then bring out a fresh tray and continue your ice-painting experiments.

C. Practice-

Guided activity

D. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

For younger children
Give children the opportunity to wear gloves or mittens and paint with the ice cubes before trying the frozen paintbrushes. Later, encourage children to talk about the differences between painting with two different kinds of paint.
For older children
When the ice melts, encourage children to experiment by adding greater or lesser quantities of tempera to the water and painting with the resulting mixtures.

E. Checking for understanding-

Some questions to ask to check for understanding;
"What do you see"
"What is happening to the ice"
"What colors do you see"

F. Closure-

Preschoolers need lots of time to experiment with art materials and techniques. Avoid suggesting that children should "draw something." Instead, encourage their free-flowing designs and patterns. Remind children not to taste the ice that has paint in it.
7. Evaluation-
1.VORT assessment for using art supplies correctly.
2.VORT assessment for receptive language and following directions.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Make sure to keep a journal of growth and developments of your children.

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