While there, I saw a really super-cute craft by Two Sasters. They shared a Handprint Flower Bouquet. I loved it so much, that I wanted to make it with my kids!
We altered ours a bit. We decided to make pictures. We used colored paper, crayons, curling ribbon, and butterflies cut out of some leftover streamers.
Check it out!
|My 5 year old made this one.|
|I helped my 1 1/2 year old with this.|
Making little crafts like these is a perfect opportunity for a "teaching moment".
Some things you can talk about:
- Flowers, and how they grow from seeds (or bulbs), and how bees pollinate them.
- Butterflies and how they change from caterpillars to butterflies.
- Size- the size of their hand compared to your hand or their sister's or brother's hand. Compare bigger and smaller.
- Measuring- measure the flower stems and the flowers, etc.
- Preschoolers can explore colors and you can reinforce the color names.
Really, anything you can think of at the time can be a learning experience or just a fun way to have conversation with your little ones.