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.

Hanging out with an octopus

Hanging Octopus

We have been exploring a broad range of under the sea and water type activities and one of our mornings was spent exploring and making the popular sea creature called an octopus!

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DIY fingerprint paint pads and bugs

DIY Paint Pad

We love making fingerprint bugs and flowers and now we have a new fingerprint pad to help the process run more smoothly!

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Dandelion blow painting

Dandelion Blow Painting

This year we had more dandelions than I have ever seen surrounding our wooded area so we put all those dandelions to good work in our preschool classroom.

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Drip-drop nature painting in preschool

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Along with new growth comes an invitation to spend our morning hunting for different colors of nature and creating our own drip-drop nature paintings.

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Beautiful butterfly fold-overs

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Our children love to create fold-over paintings. So it was no surprise that they all really enjoyed making these beautiful butterfly fold-overs to decorate our classroom.

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Our names in watercolor

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A child’s name is very special and this simple watercolor activity turned out to be a fun and colorful way for our students to focus on the letters in their name.

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Bright and beautiful water bottle flower painting in preschool

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Painting up bright and beautiful flowers with a water bottle and a fork! A super simple and yet amazing way to put a little spring on the art wall!

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Flower painting at the easel

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My class did such an amazing job exploring this flower painting process at the easel that I just can’t help but share our latest experience!

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Our Earth rocks: a pour painting activity

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To continue our celebration of Earth day we created Earth-inspired pour painted rocks!

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Musical Chairs Art: inspired by The Artful Parent (and give-away)

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The beautiful book “The Artful Parent” inspired this fun activity – Musical Chairs Painting!

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20Moms: making simple peg fairies with Red Ted Art

20Moms blogger, Maggy Woodley has dropped by to share her creativity with us today and I am over at The Artful Parent sharing mine!

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All four seasons at the sticky table

A simple and fun way to explore all four seasons on the sticky table in preschool!

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Rockin’ drawings

Our children created some rockin’ drawings out of just a few simple materials.

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Creating colorful rocks in preschool

We read the delightful little story You be You by Linda Kranz and enjoyed creating our own colorful rocks in preschool.

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Simple but beautiful abstract rainbow paintings

After reading the book “A Rainbow of My Own” the children explored the process of making these beautiful but simple abstract rainbows!

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Painted paper collages and storytelling inspired by Eric Carle

Our children retold the story and created painted picture collages in the style of Eric Carle.

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