Spring Flower Craft for Preschoolers
Updated: Oct 13, 2020
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.
Last week, we learned about seasons with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and each day has its own unique craft.
Summer, Autumn, and Winter were each a process art activity, but Spring was a Make & Play.
Make & Play activities are wonderful because they encourage children to make a craft and then use it for dramatic play. What a great way to get in lots of Creative Art every week!
By now, I'm sure you're probably wondering exactly what a Make & Play is, so today I'm sharing our spring Make & Play activity.
This activity was a Flower Puppet and each preschooler used paper, a small cup, a straw, and some other basic craft supplies to make their very own spring flower.
When we were finished, we played with the flowers that we made. It really is that easy. After all, dramatic play is a lovely way for the children to practice expressing thoughts and feelings.
These activities from Experience Early Learning also include the opportunity to make and record observations, so for this activity, we were looking at the following:
Was the child able to create the flower puppet? In what ways did the child use eye-hand coordination while creating and playing with the puppet?
The preschoolers were able to create the flower puppets with a bit of help from us while the school-aged children were able to make the flowers completely independently.
We really loved the adorable green festoon! Such a cute way to jazz up our spring flowers!
When we were finished making, we sat together at the art table and played with the flowers. It really was a lot of fun!
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with Changes from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). The topics include Changing Leaves, Daylight & Darkness, Hibernation, Migration, and Meteorologist. It's going to be a blast!