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I love learning about the different seasons. It’s one of my favorite toddler and preschool themes to teach. During our Spring Toddler Theme, we spent a whole week talking about flowers.

On one of those days we did painting with flowers. We started the day out by reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle then went for a nature walk to find signs of spring.

Related: The Tiny Seed Activities for Toddlers

We found a bunch of flowers, so when we got back inside I set up a paint with flowers invitation to create.

I laid out paper, paint, the flowers, the flower life cycle cards, and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert.

painting-with-flowersSicily loves art activities, so she noticed this invitation right away and wanted to get started. As she began painting with the flowers, I read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert.

She loved using the flowers as a paint brush. The only problem was the stems kept falling off.

Little Miss. Creative though ended up making the stems a thin paintbrush and the flowers a big paintbrush. We spent a lot of time exploring the types of lines each “paintbrush” made.


The end product turned out really neat looking. I highly recommend adding purple and yellow together for future painting activities. The colors compliment each other well.


Sicily spent time honing her creativity, imagination, color recognition, science inquiry, fine motor, and sensory processing skills during this painting with flowers activity.

Happy Playing!