I recently read about this over at the Teach Preschool blog and I loved the idea of building on the easel.
This week I covered our easel with contact paper and secured it with duct tape. I then put cups of pattern blocks on one side and cups of colored yarn on the other. The children have been exploring creating art on the sticky surfaces.
They have made designs, pictures, patterns and it is only Tuesday! They are really enjoying this experience.
Surprisingly only one child asked if he could take it home. Young children understand that it is about the process. They are happy to make it and take it apart and make it again.
Give this a try-what else can you put on your sticky easel?