Today’s activity for our Lil’ Explorers is simply just for fun and for the opportunity to create pretty art. Don’t take that to mean it’s not an important part of our curriculum though. Engaging creativity skills allows your Lil’ to think differently which ultimately benefits their problem solving skills and even their ability to create new ideas. It’s also an investment in future lessons as activities like this keep your Lil’ interested in learning!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify different visual art materials

Required Materials

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*White Paper






*Construction Paper

Step #1
On white piece of paper, draw a snowflake using white crayon.
Step #2
Use watercolors to paint over your drawing.
Step #3
The crayon will resist the watercolor and your once hidden snowflake will now appear.
Step #4

Glue the finished product onto a piece of construction paper to create a more polished look and maybe even send this beautiful piece of artwork to a family member for the holidays!

Teacher Tip

I am not normally a brand specific person. Normally, I am more than willing to buy the cheap storebrand version to save a few cents. With that said, I bought store brand watercolors for this activity and I will never do it again. Crayola‘s art supplies are by and large superior to all the other brands and worth a few extra cents. And just to be clear, nobody is paying me to say this. I simply want everyone to get the highest possible value out of our lessons!


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