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This is an early childhood computer art idea using the Paint program
Art, Computers & Internet
K, 1, 2
Title – Art Works
By – Jennifer Fikes
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Secondary Subjects – Art
Grade Level – K-2
The students would sit at their assigned computers. After making sure all students are seated, I would then explain to them that we would be making a house using our computers. They would already know how to use the keyboard and the mouse, so I would tell them to click on the Paint button (start the Microsoft Paint program that comes with Windows). After doing this, I would explain how to use each of the of the “paint parts.”
I would show them how to erase a mistake they might have made. I would also show them the different ways to use the spray paint, the different shapes, and how to choose different colors. After making sure they didn’t have any questions, I would let them practice drawing for about two minutes. Once this was finished, they would then draw or “paint” their houses.
This would probably take about 15-20 minutes, depending upon the child. During this part of the lesson, I would go around the room checking their progress, and answering any questions. After they were finished, I would let them print off their masterpiece, so that we could hang them in the hall.
This lesson was designed to enhance a child’s fine motor skills, while allowing him/her to express their creativity.
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