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Spring is here! Who doesn't love a fun and easy flower craft? Here are some quick, easy hands on activities that your preschoolers will love.
I guess my red wine drinking has its advantages because I'm left with plenty of corks to utilize! They are the perfect size for little ones to use. Just dip them in paint and let their creativity shine. If you want to make it more personalized, you could also paint their hands green and stamp them onto the stem as leaves.
While you have the corks and paint out, you might as well have the kiddos give patterns a go too!
Another easy way to make flowers is with some scrunched up tissue paper. Kids love squishing it into a ball and dabbing it in paint. This one will get MESSY, but that's half the fun!
My sweet friend Yay for PreK introduced me to circle punches (affiliate), and they are a game changer in the classroom! I use them all the time. If you put them out with a bunch of old magazines, the kids will go crazy for them! I use them with paint samples, old greeting cards, index cards (the pretty colored ones, of course!), magazines, pretty much anything I have laying around!
With the kids using the circle punches, these flowers take almost no prep! Glue, markers, a variety of paper scraps and circle punches are all you need. Put them out, and let them have at it!
Looking for other ways to use circle punches?
One of my favorite morning work activities is to put out all kinds of paper scraps with a variety of circle punches and let the kids go nuts! They turn those little dots into anything and everything. I love watching their creative minds at work. Turn it into a special monthly sharing activity and you'll be amazed at how their designs progress as the year continues. They also make awesome math props for ten frame activities, as well as addition and subtraction activities.
Another class favorite, painting with flowers!
We head out for a nature walk and collect flowers, plant pieces, pine cones and more. Dandelions work especially great for this activity. Then I squirt some paint onto trays or paper plates and let the kiddos paint with all the fun stuff we found. Everything will be a mushy, painted mess by the time your done, but the kiddos will have loved every second of it!