By Lori Lite and Sherry Segal
Separation anxiety, sharing teacher’s attention with a group, making new friends, taking turns, controlling impulses can all be exciting but stressful new learning experiences for preschoolers. With 70% of grade school age children admitting that they worry, dance painting reduces stress and introduces relaxation to children. This creative activity makes for stress free fun!
Stress can affect anyone who feels overwhelmed — even preschoolers.
Dance painting reduces stress and is a wonderful activity to help preschoolers decrease anxiety.
Here’s what you will need:
• Mural paper or craft paper
• Pans (for paint)
What you do:
Paint the children’s feet with any color paint.
Turn on the music and let the children dance their way along the mural/craft paper.
It can be interesting to see how different music affects your little artists!
Here are our suggestions:
Relaxation Music – Indigo Dreams: Kid’s Relaxation Music is a great choice with four 15 minute tracks and child-friendly melodies.
Teach, Sing, Learn