For this activity, I decided to fully embrace the fact that every painting activity my kids do at home seems to result in our entire bodies being painted. So, I took advantage of that by making an activity about painting our bodies. My kids were over the moon when they realized that our art activity for the day was body painting.

This activity works on identifying body parts, creativity, and following directions.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow two-step directions
  • React with appropriate behaviors to simple questions

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow three-step directions
  • Respond to simple questions with appropriate behaviors and comments

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

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*Washable Paint

*Paint Brush

*Paper Plate

Step #1

Pour paint on a plate or palette.

Step #2

Invite your preschooler to paint the various body parts that you call out.

For example, you say paint your nose, and they paint their nose.

Teacher Tip

Enjoy all the giggles that will come with this activity and take lots of pictures. You will want to remember this one.

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