Inside: A Mothers Day Directed Drawing STEAM Activity for preschoolers. Get your FREE Printable and create a handmade Mother’s Day craft that preschoolers can make. This easy mother’s day craft can be made in the classroom or preschoolers can make it at home. Directed Drawing activities enhance listening skills and life skills.
Mothers Day Directed Drawing
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 Mother’s Day 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!)
When we made our Easter Directed Drawing Cross I was originally inspired from Proud to be Primary with the Spring Butterfly Directed Drawing. We just did our own twist and as she mentions directed drawing art activities help kids produce masterpieces and build confidence!
Handmade Mother’s Day
FREE Printable (TIP: I printed mine on card stock)
Water Color Paints (washable is your friend!!)
Small cup of water
Dollar Tree Picture Frame (spray paint if you wish!)
How to Make a Directed Painting:
- Print off your FREE Printable Mother’s Day Directed Drawing Sheet
- Using water colors direct your preschooler/s on what color to use and where. i.e. use purple on the middle flower etc.
- Spray paint your frame (I used a dollar tree certificate frame size: 8 1/2 x 11)
- Let your Directed Painting dry and place in frame.
- Give as a gift to a Mother in your life.
Remember in the process of learning through STEAM Activities for preschoolers you want to get your young minds curious and talking. As you REFLECT on the activity ask them questions:
- What colors did you use?
- Where do flowers grow?
- What color are flowers?
- How does a flower start?
- What kind of food do flowers like?
- Do flowers like water?
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
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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.