Elevating Early Childhood

Process Art vs. Product Art: Which Is Better for Your Preschool Students?

Oct. 10, 2022

Every pre-k teacher knows it, making art is a big part of preschool.

It’s a great way for the children to be creative, enrich their imagination, and develop their fine motor skills in a fun and enjoyable manner.

However, making sure your students are creating the right kind of art is important.

Because yes, the kind of art your kids are making does matter.

Process art and product art are two types of activities that usually happen in the preschool classroom. 

The difference between them is that the former focuses more on the process and is more about seeing art as a form of creative expression, while the latter focuses more on the end result.

Which one is better for your students’ development?

Tune in to today’s episode to find out!

All right, let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Process art vs. product art (00:00)

Story time (02:01)

What is product art? (03:35)

What about process art? (07:42)

Which one is better? (08:47)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Learn how to set up an art center for your classroom here.


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