As you know we have an area of the classroom dedicated to "free art." Here the children can complete a variety of art activities. They are free to choose what they would like to work with and for how long. Some repeat the same activity several times and some choose a variety.
We also have times when we introduce a specialized art activity requiring more adult assistance. This is what we did on Friday, it was really fun! The children enjoyed painting their hands and creating a turkey!
Not only do art activities allow for creativity, they also help strengthen fine motor skills and connect the hand with the mind. Dr. Montessori felt the hand/mind connection was very important. We are always presenting work to help this connection.