Easy winter art activities for preschoolers is a must for the preschool classroom. That is why I made up a list of my favorite winter themed art activities for preschoolers.
If you have been following me for a while then you know that I am an advocate for open ended and process art activities. That is why I think you will be falling all over these open ended winter art activities for preschoolers.
Open Ended Snowman Art Activity
This activity is an easy winter art activities for preschoolers all you will need is construction paper, scissors and glue.
Provide children with a sheet of construction paper for the base. Any color is fine.
Prepare white and black construction paper into one-inch strips of paper.
Prepare a supply of precut triangle noses for the snowman.
Set out a supply of glue and scissors.
Have children cut or tear the white strips of paper for the base of the snowman. Have children glue their pieces onto the paper. Next, have children do the same thing for the black strips. Encourage children to use the pieces for the eyes and mouth of the snowman. To finish off their snowman, have them put an orange triangle for the nose.
I love how they all turn out so differently.
Winter Process Art for Preschoolers
Have you ever tried process art activities with your preschoolers?
Then this is the one for you. This fun winter art activities for preschoolers is one that I have done over and over again because it can be used with so many different themes. This is also one that the children will ask for again and again.
Provide children with a sheet of construction paper in winter colors.
Prepare a supply of square tissue paper in a variety of winter colors.
Mix up a batch of clear glue with glitter paint.
Provide children with different colors of glitters. I like to use salt and pepper shakers for my glitter so that children can’t get carried away with it.
Have children use the supplies freely to create a beautiful layered collage. Once dry trace a raindrop on the back and have children cut out.
Winter Themed Watercolor Art Activities
Have you ever noticed that the minute you get out watercolors the children are lined up to use them?
If that is the case in your classroom then they will love the twist to these two watercolor activities.
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Easy Directed Drawing for Preschoolers
Directed drawings help children with learning how to follow directions along with learning how to form simple shapes that form pictures.
But most of all children will build their confidence and start to identify themselves as artists, because they will discover that each of their drawings are unique and represent their own personal creativity.
Northern Lights Winter Direction Drawing Watercolor Activity
Provide children with a sheet of white watercolor paper, black sharpie or black oil pastel, and watercolors.
Start by demonstrating and describing how to draw the hills. Continue to demonstrate and describe how to make the trees and the moon.
Once the drawing part is complete, have children use their watercolors to make the northern lights and footprints in the snow. I like to have children sprinkle salt on their wet paint to make it soak up some pigment in some areas giving it a nice textured look.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.