Inside: When introducing opposites to young preschoolers, we keep it very simple. This art activity includes sorting 2 different colors and then creating a collage that we hung in our classroom.
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We recently spent some time focusing on opposites with our young preschoolers.
One of our art activities included sorting black and white pieces and then having them come together in a collage.
This was a great way to teach our young children about working together on an activity and sharing space!
Learning About Opposites with a Fun Black and White Sorting Activity
What we used:
Black and white printable (scroll towards the end of this post for the link)
A collection of small black and white pieces
Setting up the activity:
Make a copy of the black and white printables. Laminate for durability if desired.
I gathered 2 trays and placed the printables inside them.
I then collected the black and white pieces.
Introducing this activity:
During circle time, I handed the children either black or white pieces.
I told them to place their pieces either the black container or the white container, depending on the color they had.
The art activity:
I placed a large sheet of black paper on the art table. You can use a large piece of white as well, or give each child his own piece of paper. I chose to have one large sheet as a lesson on how we can work together, sharing space.
We first applied the glue.
Some children used rollers and some brushes.
Adding the black and white pieces:
I then pulled the piece of paper on the floor so the children could walk around while working.
I placed the tray of black pieces and the tray of white pieces beside the paper and invited the children to press them onto the glue.
Not only did we notice the difference between the 2 colors, but the children also noticed the different textures.
I made sure to have some black and white picture books on display, too!
When it was finished, we hung it in our classroom as a fun display.
Get your black and white digital printables here: