Sticky Fingers Preschool Club – Williamson County Parks & Recreation

Sticky Fingers Preschool Club – Williamson County Parks & Recreation


Sticky Fingers is a program that we have at Williamson County Parks and Rec. It’s a program for three to six year olds and it’s all about the preschooler interacting with other kids and an art instructor. So in Sticky Fingers I’m wanting to encourage their creative tendencies and we’re also trying to prepare them for preschool or even kindergarten. So we’ll focus on you know following directions, listening to the teacher, being part of a group, and you know even basic skills like how to hold the paintbrush, how to you write their name and recognize their name. I try to encompass a lot of different materials and a lot of different techniques into Sticky Fingers. We do a lot of painting, we do a lot of drawing. We even incorporate some guided drawing. We do some process art where they are just free to paint free, free to draw and color whatever it is that they want. The children are constantly busy. They’re going from one activity to another. It’s not just one project but two or three projects that they’re doing throughout the course of the that hour-and-a-half to two-hour program. They’re interacting with kids, they’re playing with toys or they’re reading books and the main focus is the art. I think that the lack of the downtime in the class, whether it’s an hour session or two hour session allows the kids to really focus on what they’re doing here and not think about what’s outside of the classroom. And she does that so well just reigning them in and making the projects fun and that history seem fun because if it’s not fun they’re not going to want to come to the class and they’re not going to want to be creative. One of the biggest things is art is fun. It is not work and art is not something that someone tells you how it’s supposed to look, it’s it’s all in what that child is seeing and how they want it to look and they get positive reinforcement that what they’re doing is good.

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