Back to school is around the corner, and creating crafts for your preschooler to try is a fun way to start the next year. My little one loves any opportunity to be creative, so crafts are the perfect way to get her excited for the new year. I also know when it was her first year of preschool, making things together, reading some books or doing a few activities really helped her to talk about school ahead of time so she knew what to expect when she got there. This year now she is so excited to start another year of preschool, and I know these back to school crafts and activities can help build on that excitement. So get your crayons and glue sticks ready, check out the ideas below!
5 Colorful Back To School Crafts For Preschoolers They’ll Love
School Bus Craft
Via Sugar Aunts
When you think about school, a bus is a fun symbol of the start of a new year. Try out this fun Easy Shapes School Bus craft with your favorite preschooler to celebrate heading back! This craft uses easy shapes and provides lots of opportunities to talk about different shapes, sizes and to categorize them as you build your school bus. What a fun idea!
Googly Eye Finger Puppet
With back to school will come change, and that can mean that some kids are going through some big emotions. This Googly Eye Finger Puppet not only is a great little activity to try, but it can also get your child talking. Once you’ve finished making the puppets, use the opportunity to have the puppets talk about going to preschool and what they are excited about, and maybe what your child is a little afraid of. Many times kids will engage with a puppet or stuffed animals, and are a great tool to use.
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Back To School Stamps
Via Raising Whasians
Painting is always fun with preschoolers, which is why this Back To School Stamps idea is one at the top of my list. I love the idea of taking classic school supplies and using them as stamps to make a fun art project. I think the scissors are my favorite!
Washi Tape Pencil Cup
I’ve tried keeping my kid’s crayons and markers in the boxes before, but they inevitably end up falling apart. Why not start the school year off right with these adorable Washi Tape Pencil cups? Once you’ve finished creating, it’s the perfect place to store all of your creative supplies for coloring. Start your back to school activities off organized this year with this fun preschool craft. The stripes will not be as straight across as in this picture, but your kiddo will have a blast making this cup.
Apple Tree Letter Matching
This craft sneaks in a little bit of education for preschoolers into your back to school activities! Check out this Apple Tree Letter Matching craft. This simple idea creates an adorable tree while also learning to match letters or even uppercase to lowercase letters. Don’t forget to pick your favorite apple for your teacher at the end!