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.
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
Make this Father’s Day special with this homemade card from 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make. Father’s Day is right around the corner. Help your child celebrate dad, grandpa, or any other father figure in their life with this simple, yet fun activity that they are sure to love!After School Art
World Space Week is October 4-10 and is the biggest space event celebrated on the planet. Every year, this week is used to commemorate the contributions of space science and technology to the improvement of humankind all around the world. It is the prime time to educate children on science and technology with space-themed activities!Art Science
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the celebration of the beginning of a new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and it is the most important holiday in China.Movement and Play Art Language Seasonal Learning: Winter
Incorporating art in the classroom setting can often be a challenge. Often times it is used as a filler or it does not add value to the lesson it is paired with; however, that does not have to be the case.Math Art Science Technology
Childhood is a time where play is crucial; children love to express themselves and exercise their imaginations through dramatic play in the classroom. While children participate in dramatic play they use props to inspire different roles which help them interact with each other.Movement and Play Art
A well-balanced child does more than simply sit at a desk to learn about the world while in the classroom. A well-balanced child’s development will incorporate a learning experience that incorporates creative play and hands-on experiencesMovement and Play Art Infant & Toddler Language
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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