Preschool painting doesn’t have to get boring! Try it with a twist and replace those paintbrushes with flowers.
Today, Carol from My Bored Toddler is joining in on a new sensory series here on The Jenny Evolution featuring spring sensory activities! And sharing her adventure of painting with sunflowers with her own kiddos.
Preschool Painting with Flowers
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a great excuse to get the kids outside and there are so many great Spring activities that my toddler enjoys. We love going on Spring walks, and enjoy looking at all the beautiful flowers. This week we decided to paint with some of the flowers from our garden, and they had lots of fun doing this.
What you need:
- Flowers (any kind – picked from the garden, collected from a walk, or old flowers you are about to throw away)
- Poster Paint
- White construction paper
What to do:
Collect the flowers. If you are using old flowers then you can skip this step, however I like to make the collection of the flowers part of the fun. We will often use flowers from our own garden, and other times we will go around collecting wild flowers and leaves. We discuss the color, smell and texture of each of the flowers as we collect them.
Set up your paints. Try to use bright colors. I use a paper plate as my paint palette as it’s large enough to put the whole flower in, and it’s easy to throw it away when you’re done.
Let them paint! My girls really enjoyed painting with the flowers, but you can also use the bottom of the stems to make patterns, and the leaves make great patterns too.