Spark creativity with open ended, fun, and engaging early childhood art experiences!

There are so many ways to invite creativity in the early childhood classroom. Explore the many meaningful, interesting, and creative ideas shared by Teach Preschool on ways you can explore the art experience at home or in your preschool classroom.

Bumpy ball painting

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Around here you can find bumpy balls at just about any store. I picked up six bumpy balls from the Dollar Tree for some bumpy ball painting!

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Painting with a two year old

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Exploring the painting process with a two year old takes patience and flexibility! Observing this two year old so I can learn how to build interest in the painting process!

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Xylophone painting

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A xylophone is simple in design and can lead to an exploration in sound, color, shape, and of course – music.

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Paper towel shape art for preschoolers

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In today’s post, I am sharing an opportunity to explore shapes and color through a very simple and engaging artsy experience.

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Rainbow swirl paint

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Exploring the process of blending colors with our simple version of rainbow swirl paint!

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Spinning up circles

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For our art experience, the children spent time with the amazing process of spinning up circles in our preschool classroom.

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Rainbow collages

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We turned colorful paper scraps into beautiful rainbow collages.

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Exploring space with Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss week, our Pre-Kindergarten class enjoyed the book “There’s No Place like Space” as well as a few space related activities we had set up to explore around the classroom.

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Gathering up simple materials for creative art

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We are introducing two unique and inexpensive art materials to our class. Perhaps you even have them around your house!

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Blue print designs

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We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.

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Gingerbread house shadow box

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We found a way to make a gingerbread house with candy and all and the best part is, even my youngest preschoolers could do it all by themselves!

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Turkey toss drawings

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Today in preschool, we tossed the dice to inspire some rather unique turkey drawings!

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Fun with feathers and beads

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We filled our classroom centers with materials that were somehow related to our Thanksgiving books including lots of feathers and beads for play!

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Exploring and designing stained glass art

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Our Pre-kindergarten age children designed their own stained glass artwork using tape and paint!

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Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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I Spy Me!

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Celebrating me thought this simple to make “I Spy Me!” board in our preschool classroom.

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