Art Appreciation and Visual Arts
Preschool Activities and Crafts

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Come and have fun with art appreciation and visual arts theme activities and lesson plans for older toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.  Visit a theme or artist to find activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed.  You will find lesson plans, crafts, printable activities, coloring pages, and related early childhood resources related to art appreciation.
drawing and handwriting paper
Drawing and Handwriting Paper
Suggestions to encourage drawing, artistic expression, handwriting, and early creative writing
First Art Appreciation 
 Lines in Art > Decorate a Snake with Lines

A Still Life and Activity

Collage Technique:  Seashore Collage (Picasso)

Autumn Landscape: Craft: Fall/autumn family landscape, What is a landscape?, shapes, colors, seasons, holidays, all about me: My Family,

A Winter Landscape:  Winter Bear Craft landscape activity, winter season

Rainbow Colors: Primary & Secondary Colors Mixing Activity Page & Poster and online activity
First Artists
Vincent Van Gogh
Features: Online Van Gogh's Gallery of Sunflowers, The Story of the Sunflower Coloring Book Activity, Learning About Sunflowers, DLTK's Sunny the Sunflower Craft
Pablo Picasso
Collage Technique:  Seashore Collage
First Bible
Art that Reflects Biblical Scripture
The Annunciation:  Art Masterpieces

The Nativity:  Art Masterpieces
First Books (Picture Books)
Frederick and Leo Lionni's Mice Characters
Explore the collage technique, the importance of imagination and creativity with Leo Leonni's Frederick and other stories
First Styles
Intro to Impressionism: Online Activity:   Impressionist Painting for your Imagination, Coloring Pages/Painting:  Monet & Renoir