Spring Tulips for Kids
I am not sure how well known this spring tulips art technique is but a friend of mine used it with her students and had great results.
A vase of colorful tulips in the classroom declares that Spring is here and warm weather is around the corner (at least it does here in southern British Columbia). Try to get a variety of different colors of tulips to show the children. Often parents will bring them in if you ask.
Tulip anatomy for kindergarten or preschool
- pick one tulip apart
- count the petals
- look at the center section, stem, leaves
- pass the petals around so everyone can feel how soft they are
- bring a tulip bulb to class and talk about how a tulip grows
For fun bring in a parrot tulip or a photo of one. Ask - How is it different from the other tulips? Why do you think it is called a parrot tulip?
Materials for Spring tulips:
- Saucers of bright colored paint
- Green paint
- large paper about 11" x 17"
- Art aprons
- Children paint stems and leaves with their fingers
- Show kids how to hold on to their baby finger with their thumb to keep them out of the way
- Dip the remaining three fingers into one of the saucers of paint
- Drag the three fingers down
- Dip the heel of the hand into the paint and press on the paper to create the base of the Spring tulips
All Spring theme pages:
Kids Spring crafts - Chicks hatching & Curious George
Spring science & art book - integrate science and art
Spring Crafts for kids - Straw blowing flowers, color mixing and snowdrop stencils
Spring tulips - Three finger tulip art
In Bulletin Board section:
Spring bulletin board - Easy Spring flowers
Spring counting activity here - make renewing the bulletin board a whole class activity.