Make Noodle Necklaces!
An interactive, colorful way for little kids to practice color recognition.
Make an Architecture Shape Collage- Help your young child learn about the "building blocks" of math and architecture in this simple collage activity. Let your preschooler's imagination run wild as she creates simple structures, massive monuments, and pretty palaces. This activity will encourage your child to build important pre-math skills such as understanding the "part to whole" relationship and recognizing geometric shapes, while along the way creating a unique work of art.
Windsocks are used to determine the wind direction and wind speed. Your preschooler can create a simple windsock using a colorful piece of tissue paper, a chenille stem, and yarn. This project is also a wonderful opportunity to have your child reinforce fine-motor skills by cutting and folding the tissue paper as well as practice following directions to produce a completed project.
Make a Windsock
Use playdough for pretend kabobs ! Kids will learn about patterns, work on fine motor skills, and have fun pretending to cook!
Rainbow Color Rice and Contact Paper a Preschool Activity
The Hippie Housewife: Mess-free finger painting
use an empty soda bottle as a flower stamp, quickly and easily creating her own sakura blossom picture in just minutes. It's pretty enough to frame and hang on the wall, but simple enough for children to master! [how to make easy cherry blossom art] Project estimate: Poster board, on hand or $0.50 Paint, on hand or $1 and up Empty soda bottle, on hand
Cherry Blossom Art from a 2-Liter Bottle
Another "calming jar" idea: your kids shake the bottle and then have to watch it till the glitter settles to the bottom. This one has the advantage of being in non-breakable plastic bottles. Also, you can superglue the lids on, so the kids don't open the bottles and drink the glitter glue while they're "calming down."
"Relax bottles": Hot water, glitter glue & glitter. Kids watch when they need a time out, and calm down as they watch glitter settle. Hot glue the cap to prevent spills.