Inside: If you are looking for a STEAM activity for your kids during the spring and Easter season, this is a fun and engaging activity for preschoolers and even toddlers. Create a water color Easter cross spring directed drawing picture. With directed drawing as the key element in listening and following directions.
It’s spring time and our weather is absolutely gorgeous meaning I’m doing all I can to keep us outdoors as well as in the spring and Easter spirit around our house!
This past week we did a really fun and unique Preschool STEAM Activity that the girls loved! I think I loved it too, just as much as they did, if not more! It’s super super simple…VERY little prep and even though they are learning to follow directions through this spring activity they are still able to use their own creative abilities as little artists! (don’t miss our video at the bottom of this post!)
I was inspired to create my own twist for my preschoolers from the Spring Butterfly Directed Drawing that Proud to be Primary posted. As she mentions directed drawing art activities help kids produce masterpieces and build confidence!
Easter Cross Spring Directed Drawing
Water Colors (washable – hint hint)
Small cup of water
How to create a Spring Direct Drawing Easter Cross
All you need to prep is the cross with the painters tape – place this on your card stock. Why painters tape? So when you peel it off the paper/card stock doesn’t tear off with it!
Once your card stock is prepped you can begin!
Simply give your preschooler a direction i.e. paint yellow in the top right corner…you can simplify if they don’t know right/left yet. Just tell them paint blue at the top of your page. Once they are complete you can then have them paint orange all the way around the cross etc.
Let completely dry and then peel off your painters tape – wa-lah you have a beautiful water colored Easter Cross – Spring art directed drawing. Give as a gift or hang with your art work!
TIP: Be sure to have the paint all the way around the cross so that the edges are painted well. This way when you tear off the painters tape it’s clearly a cross and not jagged lines!
Some may ask how in the world can this be applied as a STEAM Activity for preschoolers? If you really think past the idea of art this is such a foundational activity that all kids need to learn as it’s life skills. Following directions is life skills which leads to skills for sequencing and coding later down the road. Also the logic behind this activity leads to Math for later down the road.
Of course Art is a given here…but you can take something so simple and apply a bit of direction to it which makes it a two dimensional learning for STEAM activities for kids.
I really expound on the whole idea of STEAM over at : Everything You Need to Know about STEAM
You can see more of our fun activities –> STEAM Activities for Preschoolers:
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.