Welcome to a new week of playful preschool! This weeks theme is flowers.
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For our flower explorations I decided to do some art with the kids. I have also been dying to dry the new ink pad out!
This weeks playful preschool is very on the simple and easy side. All you need is some paper, a pen and some ink or paint.
Ask your preschooler to draw you a beautiful flower garden and wait and see what happens!
The stamp pad pictured is the Fingerprint Artists Stamp Pad.
My almost 3 year old made a garden of beautiful tiny little flowers. And my just turned 6 year old made me a garden with flowers a rainbow and a caterpillar who was eating an apple. A hungry caterpillar book fan 😉
Giving my children the choice of what flowers to make was much fun to watch. Most times when we do art I just let them at it. They sometimes create such interesting works!
10+ Flower Garden Learning Activities for Kids
- Alphabet Activities: Flower Vases by Growing Book by Book
Spring and summer are full of opportunities for preschoolers to pick flowers from the yard. Bring a bouquet inside and have fun arranging them while learning about the alphabet in this fun and playful activity.
- Lavender Scented Sensory Paint and Pre-Writing Practice for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
There are few things that excite our senses like the fragrance of flowers! Come try a lavender scented sensory paint to enhance pre-writing skills! Free lavender pre-writing printable for use at home (or in the classroom)!
- Flower Hunt by Color by Mom Inspired Life
Get outside with your preschooler and explore nature while hunting for flowers by color! Use the included printable to record your findings and then practice various math concepts with your data.
- A Honey Bee Craft and Science Activity for Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It
Flowers are not just beautiful, they have a purpose too! Many flowers turn into the food we eat. Honey bees are to thank for this! Grab your markers and celebrate the pollinators with this bee craft and science activity for kids.
- Kid-Made Cupcake Liner Flowers
Children love to create art using a variety of materials. Grab some colorful cupcake liners, buttons, and pompoms and watch their creativity bloom! – Fun-A-Day
- Chalk Art: Flower Power Letter Matching from Tiny Tots Adventures
Take learning outdoors. Fill the driveway with letter flowers and provide your child with plenty of opportunities to practice writing, matching, and tracing the alphabet.
- Number Flowers by Still Playing School
There is so much playful math involved with our Flower Number Garden! Our kids especially loved the “magical” way we made them “grow!”
- Colors and Numbers Flower Sensory Play for Preschoolers by Life Over C’s
Learn colors, count, and practice fine motor skills with flower sensory play for preschoolers!
- Ending Word Sound Flowers by Capri + 3
Make an easy word family game with paper flowers to practice reading simple CVC or consonant- vowel – consonant words.
- Finger Print Flowers by Powerful Mothering
Ask your child to make a beautiful flower garden with their fingers, sit back, and watch the magic.
- Letter Recognition Flowers by Rainy Day Mum
Work with preschoolers on letter recognition with this reusable flowers activity that is simple to make and can be used again and again.