Making a mural is a great opportunity for learning, especially cooperative learning. When I was teaching PreK I had a very spirited class and although I made many missteps as a new teacher one thing I did well was to encourage cooperative art projects when bad behaviors started popping up. Murals aren’t only great for making kids work together. They are also wonderful for long term projects, getting up from the table to learn and encouraging kids to use proper hand form for writing while writing and drawing on vertical surfaces. Each of these mural art projects for kids has other more specific learning goals. They learn shape recognition, counting, and fine motor skills but the emphasis is always on fun.
Spring Garden Mural
Math Around The House Mural
Flower Petal Sticky Wall
Heart Rainbow Mural
Letter Flowers Sticky Wall
Jar Lid Match Mural
Peel & Pick Apple Tree
Alphabet Wall Mural
Ocean Shapes Mural
Christmas Tree Sticky Wall
If you decide to try one of these mural art projects with your kids, be sure to share with us on Facebook! We would love to see how these ideas brighten up your home or classroom or how you modify them to fit your own themes and materials on hand.
JDaniel4's Mom says
I love that you can put a mural up and it can we worked on all day.
Little artists..love the idea!
Love this post!I shared a sticky wall activity today and included a link to this post. Thanks for introducing us to sticky walls!
Allison McDonald says
Aren’t they fun??
Let me give another way that I got from a different teacher years ago about making murals and is what I did for years/
We would hang up a long piece of brown craft paper and have the children paint it accordingly. maybe brown for bottom or green and then blue for sky.
We would then talk to the kids about what should go in this scene. They would then go draw the different object and people that they felt belonged there and we would place the pieces where we all thought they belonged. (kind of like colorforms)
Great round up! I also didn’t know that vertical murals help with the grip – thanks for sharing! Love your ideas as always.
Allison McDonald says
Whenever my kids have painting/ colored on the walls my first thought is ” well good practice…” .