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Add this A is for Art craft to your preschool letter of the week activities. The free printable template makes it a breeze to create!
I love focusing on one letter each week. It really helps little ones focus on a specific letter and the sound it makes. It’s a great way to incorporate a variety of themes into one overarching plan.
For instance, for the letter “a”, you could focus on ants, art, apples, and much more! This is a great way to bring some variety into your daily plans.
I love crafting with preschoolers, as well. This letter of the week preschool craft (with printable template) combines learning letters with a fun crafting activity for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
A is for Art Craft
This A is for art craft is so much fun! It’s simple to put together with a little prep work from mom. It can be added to many different preschool themes throughout the year.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
After gathering all of your supplies, download the A is for art template (below). Print it on printer paper or cardstock. I always find cardstock to work better since it’s so sturdy.
Cut out the letter A and trace it onto a sheet of construction paper. Cut the letter out.
Now trace the art palette. You can freehand the paintbrush pieces and the paint blobs.
Use the picture below to see which colors I used when tracing and cutting out the art pieces. These, of course, are only suggestions. Feel free to use whichever colors you’d like.
Now it’s time to assemble the craft. Glue the paint palette to one leg of your letter A. Glue the paint brush to the other leg.
Add paint splotches on the fat part of the paint palette in any order you’d like.
Now, your letter A craft is complete!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ART
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about art. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail – Sylvette first met Picasso in 1954, when she was a girl in the southern French town of Vallauris. At that time, she was the shyest and dreamiest girl among her friends, though today, she is a respected artist in her own right. When Picasso set up his studio in a nearby house, he spotted young Sylvette and was taken immediately by her classical profile and her lovely ponytail.
Camille and the Sunflowers – Camille meets the man with the yellow beard, and they become friends. This bearded man is a painter named Vincent van Gogh.
Degas and the Little Dancer – Young Marie wants to be a ballerina, but her parents have no money for lessons. She must earn what little money she can as an artist’s model at a ballet school. Then, her life takes an unusual turn when she models for the famous sculptor, Edgar Degas.