Paint a picture using an easel or by hanging a large sheet of paper on the wall. Concentrate on noticing the fi ne and gross motor movements required and record your observations. Then do a painting on a table top, once again recording your motor requirements. Compare and contrast the two activities. Think about the implication of large and small muscle development in children that is necessary for these art activities. Now consider cutting, pasting, tearing paper and other materials and creating sculptures. What other skills would need to be developed? After doing these activities yourself, will you approach art activities in an early childhood classroom differently? Explain.