Easy and fun preschool crafts and art including lots of theme related ideas for parents and teachers.
Preschool crafts and art are not only enjoyable for your little ones, they are also valuable preschool learning activities. They help teach an idea or theme and help with the development of fine and gross motor skills in young children.
Leave crafts open-ended and let your child make his/her own art. The goal is interaction and conversation, not a perfect finished product.
Did you know....
Research has shown that people learn:
10% of what they READ
20% of what they HEAR
30% of what they SEE
50% of what they HEAR and READ
70% of what they SAY and
90% of what they DO!
What can parents do?
-Draw, paint, finger paint, cut and paste, use playdough with your child. Talk about the art you are creating, and praise imagination and creativity.
-Make paper bag puppets, finger puppets, hats, masks, and other crafts with your child. Use them to act out or tell a story.
The ability to write letters is directly related to the fine motor skill(the use of small muscles of the fingers).
What can parents do?
Play with playdough
Do activities that involve using crayons, scissors, markers, tearing paper, paint brushes.
On a blank piece of paper,draw a few straight lines right across the page for your preschooler to practise cutting. For further practise, draw a few zig zag lines or gently curving lines across another blank page. Some other ideas could be to draw simple shapes such as a circle or triangle for your child to cut out. Or your child may just enjoy cutting up a piece of paper into smaller peces. Remember to use safety scissors and supervise your child.
2.Mirrors-use to help the children draw or paint self portraits
erupting playdough volcano
homemade playdough kit
Fourth of July
St. Patrick's Day
8. Bible crafts
Don’t fuss over the mess. Chances are the kids are going to make a mess, want to use the “wrong” color or glue a piece on upside down. Let them do it their way. None of their projects has to turn out looking like the pictures-neither does yours. Just have fun. It’s the process, not the end product!
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