My Doodlebugs don't need to have a knowledge of abstract art or the use of colour in art to express emotion... at this age they simply know what they like and I haven't come across a child yet who isn't happy recreating Kandinsky's concentric circles :)
Firstly, cutting a circle at the age of 5 can be a hard task. Secondly, piecing together a whole work of art from several smaller parts is a skill that is only just developing at this age. The Doodlebugs need practice recognizing what goes where and in this sense a collage is just like building a puzzle!
All in all a very cute project packed with lots of skill-building value.
Take a look!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)