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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 painted 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 an invitation to create using the flowers.

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.

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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.

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

Happy Playing!

 

 

 

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