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.
Summer is a perfect time to experiment with open-ended outdoor activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Open-ended art projects that emphasize process over product help young children develop crucial skills as they interact with others and think creatively. Grab some sidewalk chalk, and try these DIY sidewalk chalk activities to get your preschoolers outside and immersed in play today.Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Art
Looking for some activities that will keep young children stimulated, contribute to their physical and intellectual growth, and that you can enjoy and participate in as well? Try three activities from Banish Boredom by Rebecca Green.Art Science
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, open-ended art experiences are a great way for toddlers and twos to explore art as a learning experience or an experiment, discovering what is stimulating and interesting. Try these timeless art experiences from First Art for Toddlers and Twos that are easily adapted for the Fourth of July.Art Lesson Planning
With the 4th of July just around the corner, process art experiences are a great way for children to explore art materials and enjoy what happens. Watch children discover their capabilities and the joy of creativity as you explore your way through these timeless process art experiences from Preschool Art that are easily adapted for the Fourth of July.Summer Learning Art
Featured in The Possibilities of Play: Imaginative Learning Centers for Children Ages 3-6, by Dr. Jean Feldman and Carolyn Kisloski, this learning center activity is a perfect opportunity to practice observation, creativity, and small-motor skills.Program Administration Movement and Play Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Art
Featured in The Possibilities of Play: Imaginative Learning Centers for Children Ages 3-6, by Dr. Jean Feldman and Carolyn Kisloski, this learning center activity is a perfect opportunity to develop small-motor strength, eye-hand coordination, engineering skills, and creativity.Program Administration Movement and Play Summer Learning Art Science
We asked teachers for their favorite art and craft activities for young children, and sure enough, rolling ball paint made its way to the list! Rolling Ball Painting is an easy activity for preschoolers and other young children that helps them explore color mixing and object movement.printable Summer Learning Art
Try the following activity from Everyday Play, a book chock-full of fun (and easy!) activities to get your child ready for kindergarten.Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Art Seasonal Learning: Fall Science
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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