Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Finding ideas to entertain your preschool crew can be a challenge, especially when it comes to arts and crafts. Many teachers and parents would like to complete new and unique projects with their preschoolers, but they just don't know where to begin. Here is a list of several great websites and resources for your preschool arts and crafts curriculum:
1. The Idea Box- The great thing about this website is the easy instructions and different ideas posted. As a blog it is exemplary in it's design, and I find myself visiting it over and over again. There is even a newsletter you can subscribe to via email to get a list of new and exciting crafts each week.
2. The Mailbox Magazine has a wonderful Little Learners magazine and weekly ideas email for your preschoolers. The ideas include crafts, art ideas and games. The magazine they publish is a must have for any preschool teacher or mom homeschooling for preschool, too.
3. The Little Hands Art Book (Little Hands!) by Judy Press offers lots of great ideas for easy and enjoyable arts and crafts projects.
Great places to glean ideas for arts and crafts include fellow teachers, friends, church members or family members. Church members who coordinate Vacation Bible School are often great resources for craft ideas, and so are librarians. If your school has an art teacher ask him or her for follow up ideas to their projects that you can do in your class. Be sure to get parent volunteers to help make the arts and crafts process run smoothly for everyone. Don't be afraid to get messy, either!