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.
Play food is a fantastic way for children to play and learn! By playing with toy food, children are able to emulate the adults in their life by “cooking” and “baking” while also developing motor skills, logic skills, sense of cause and effect—the list goes on!Movement and Play Art Cooking
Halloween is almost here! Art projects for kids help them explore their creativity and imagination. Easy Halloween crafts are always a classroom crowd pleaser in October, and The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Children 3 to 6 is full of fun Halloween paper crafts for kids and other Halloween activities that will make your students go boo!Art Seasonal Learning: Fall
Art projects for kids are about the process, not the product! Process art gives children the freedom to focus on creating their next masterpiece without worrying about how it’ll turn out. Preschool art activities help little learners develop their creativity while having fun.Art
Creative play and sensory integration are crucial to the development of well-rounded children. Teachers and parents can make small changes to their classroom or home environments to provide young children the opportunity to observe and explore the environment around them.Movement and Play Outdoor Learning Art
Bulletin boards have always been a staple of preschool classrooms, but recently, teachers have begun creating interactive bulletin boards perfect for hands-on learning and creativity. When deciding on a preschool classroom theme many teachers may wonder “what is an interactive bulletin board?” or “how is it different from a regular bulletin board?”Literacy Art Lesson Planning Science
With the 4th of July just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try out fun 4th of July arts and crafts with your little ones. 4th of July toddler crafts are a great way to let your kids explore their creativity and celebrate on this patriotic holiday.
MaryAnn F. Kohl’s First Art for Toddlers and Twos is a great parent resource full of craft ideas for infants and toddlers you can easily modify for the 4th of July. Here are a some adorable 4th of July crafts you can try out today!Art Lesson Planning
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with outdoor activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Creative play for preschoolers helps children develop crucial skills as they interact with others and think creatively. DIY sidewalk chalk activities are the perfect way to get your preschoolers outside and immersed in creativity!
Banish Boredom is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers looking for outdoor activities they can try with their toddlers and preschoolers. Here are three fun things you can do with sidewalk chalk!After School Art Lesson Planning
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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