Inside: My favorite list of toddler and preschool art activities and supplies!
Art is an important part of our toddler and preschool curriculum for many reasons. It allows our children to be creative, to explore different materials, and builds color recognition and fine motor skills.
We include at least one art activity each day. Sometimes it’s related to our theme, but not always.
I especially love process art, which is child-led rather than teacher-led, and there is no desired outcome. I would be lying if I said we never do crafts, but usually those are saved for the holidays. Even then, I try to put a spin on it, adding some process art to the activity. (An example would be our marble-painted butterflies.)
Today I’m sharing my favorite art products and some of the art activities that we’ve done with our toddlers and preschoolers.
Favorite Toddler and Preschool Art Activities and Supplies
Colorations Washable Tempera Paint
White Card Stock (Heavy) Paper
I am often asked what brand is our easel. It’s from Melissa & Doug and was given to me free in exchanged for writing on their blog. I love that you can change the height of it, and the paint tray is removable so it can be cleaned.
Related: How to Build Fine Motor Skills at the Easel
My Collection of Art Activities
Transportation Painting Activity
Squeezing Watercolors Onto Paper Towels
Colored Waterfalls Process Art
Candy Cane Painting with Jingle Bells
Frozen Hearts Valentine Painting
Frozen Watercolor Heart Painting
Stained Glass Colorful Candle Holders
End of the School Year Keepsake Frame
Spool Stamped Toddler Fish Art
Splatter Art Red, White, and Blue Stars
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