Through stimulating art activities, educators and parents can harness children’s natural inquisitiveness. Encourage children to engage with open-ended sensory experiences (like Squish and Squeeze) which strengthen problem solving skills as children learn to make sense of their world. Browse our art activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers created by experts in early childhood care and education.
Looking for things to do on Presidents’ Day? President’s Day crafts are a great way for teachers to not only share facts about Presidents’ Day and what is celebrated, but to find out what their little learners know about what a president is and what they do!Preschool
Teacher’s hold the future in their hands. It might not seem like it now, but the children in early education classrooms will one day be politicians, business people, artists, and scientists. A teachers job includes more than making sure these children can read and write; it also makes sure future leaders learn to treat others with respect. Sometimes that means relying on some creative resources for the early childhood classroom. One such resource is Ellen Booth Church’s new book Nurturing Next-Generation Innovators: Open-Ended Activities to Support Global Thinking.Preschool
Snow on the ground? Classes cancelled? Time for snow day crafts! Snow days are always exciting for kids. They get to play outside and spend some time with their family! What better way to make the most of this extra day at home than with snow day activities for kids? There are so many ways to bring the snow fun inside once your child is ready to warm up. From doily snowflakes to snowmen that never melt, there are so many toddler art and craft projects to try!Toddler Preschool
Have a bunch of egg cartons left over from the holidays? Don’t throw them all away! Egg cartons are an excellent material for craft projects for kids. They’re durable, easy to paint, and they have a shape you can’t recreate with regular box cardboard. Children love making new art out of familiar objects; arts and crafts for toddlers allow them to see the world in a new way and support important developmental skills like creativity and spatial reasoning. Why not repurpose this would-be trash into fun kid crafts?Preschool
Young children are always looking to keep busy, so what better way than with a busy board? Busy boards for babies are bulletin boards covered with fun objects infants and toddlers can play with to develop sensory processing and fine motor skills.Infant Toddler
The holidays are just around the corner! That means it’s the season of ornament crafts, holiday songs, and a whole host of other toddler holiday crafts! Regardless of what holiday your children celebrate, December is bursting with potential craft ideas and new themes for the classroom.Infant Toddler
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, new parents are preparing to spend their first holiday season with their new babies. This is a very exciting time, full of family introductions and interesting decorations for infants to grab and look at.Infant
The air is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. That means fall is here! Fall is a great time for art activities because there are suddenly so many new colors to draw and paint, and preschooler’s avid curiosity draws them to the changing trees and falling leaves.Preschool
With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, teachers are busy planning their classrooms for the year and sorting through classroom themes to find just the right one for them. However, finding classroom decorating ideas can sometimes be difficult and may leave teachers wondering what to buy, how to prepare, and how exactly the ideas can fit into their classroom’s theme.Toddler Preschool Elementary
A summer full of activities for infants and toddlers is a wonderful experience for both parent and child, but what happens when you reach the dreaded “end of summer slump”? Running out of fun things to do in the summer might seem impossible, but it’s easier to do than you think.
Banish Boredom, by Rebecca Green, is bursting with helpful hints and ideas for things to do with bored kids. You’ll never run out of things to do! From art projects to field trips, Green provides options for every parent hoping to engage their child with activities that fit their interests and help them to grow and learn, while having fun, at their own pace.Toddler Preschool Elementary
If you’re looking for infant, preschooler and toddler art projects, Gryphon House’s free activities supplement your current curricula with fun and exciting activities. Through hands-on creative art experiences, children hone skills that help them learn math, science, and literature.
Uncover children’s enthusiasm for creative thinking with art activities for infants and preschoolers. Parents and teachers can encourage healthy early childhood language development by talking throughout the process of each activity. Because children learn language best from slow repetition, parents can use the same activity multiple times to sharpen children’s vocabulary.
Improve toddler and preschoolers’ social skills among their peers with collaborative and engaging art activities that encourage social interaction. Gryphon House art activities challenge children to adapt, interact, and explore by using teacher-inspired art resources.
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