These activities allow young children to work individually, yet help create something beautiful for your room. Showing children the benefits of projects where we all contribute can help them learn the cooperation spirit.
COLORFUL CHAIN RAINBOW
Variation: Add a store bought cardboard leprechaun under your chain rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day
- Set up an art center where children can take turns making chains.
- Set out 2”x6” strips of paper in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- Encourage children to make solid colored chains.
- Then have your children help you hook all the like colored chains together.
- Use the different colored chains to create a large chain rainbow on a large bulletin board.
GRASS AND EGGS WALL DECORATION
- Cut some 8 ½ “ x 11” green construction paper in half lengthwise.
- Give each child a piece of the cut paper along with some scissors.
- Show your children how to fringe their papers by cutting down 2 -3 inches, every inch along the top edge of their papers.
- Use the fringed papers to create grass along the bottom of a mural or along the wall.
- Place colorful paper egg shapes peeking out from behind the grass.
Variation: Have your children decorate paper eggs shapes to use with the grass.
PAPER FLOWER GARDEN
- Set out some paper flower shapes, along with some glue, some marking pens, cotton balls, glitter and other safe art supplies.
- Let your children take turns making unique flower tops.
- Place your children’s flowers on a bulletin board or along a hallway.
- Add green paper stems and leaves.
- Place the flowers at different heights to create a beautiful flower garden in your room.