This is a fun art project on a rainy day. Your students will be able to draw on the “sidewalk” even in inclement weather! Take gray full sheets of construction paper and lay or tape them in a path form down the hallway or around the room. Make sure to leave a little space between them to represent the “cracks” in the sidewalk. Let students make their art creations with chalk on the paper. When we do this at my preschool, several students make more than one, so be ready to extend your “sidewalk”! After they have completed their chalk art, we remove the art from the area. We then take it outside, away from the children and spray them lightly with hair spray to “set” the chalk. We have 24 children in each class and it’s easily managed.
buds to blossoms-cut out two identical tree shapes from brown construction paper and glue onto larger sheet. Glue on puffed rice for buds on one tree and popped popcorn on the other for blossoms.
Pussywillows, Draw brown branches with marker on construction paper. Snip off the ends of Q-tips and glue onto branches. Looks just like the real thing.
Hand Print Flowers
Trace each childs hand. Have them color both sides and cutout. Use a pencil to curl the fingers and hand. Attach hand to a bendable straw with fingers curled outward. These can also be planted.
I work in a preschool and for spring I did a bulletin board entitled “April Flowers Bring May Showers”. Each age group had a special part in the bb. The one year olds made a sun out of their handprints, the two year olds made rain drops with their finger prints and blue finger paints, the three year olds made flowers. Our young fours made caterpillars and our older fours made butterflies out of tissue paper and clothes pins. The children loved it because they could show off their creations and we kept it up for 2 months.
Take a bunch of flower pedals and place them in a large bowl. Cut out some contact paper into the shape of a flower. Let the children place the flower pedals on the cut outs. Once finished, used another piece of contact paper to seal it off so no flowers come loose. Add a steam cut out from green paper if you want.