Flower Symmetry Painting for Kids

Explore creative thinking, symmetry, and fine motor skills with this Flower Symmetry Painting for Kids. Add this quick and easy painting for kids idea to your next gardening preschool theme!

collage of flower painting process art with text: Flower Painting Process Art for Little KidsWe’re wrapping up our gardening theme this week and I wanted to share one of our absolute favorite activities from this month. This Flower Symmetry Painting for Kids is not only quick and easy, but it’s also a wonderful way to introduce the concept of symmetry to your little learners!

preschooler using paint to finish sunflower painting
preschooler painting sunflower roots on cardstock
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preschooler painting sunflower using half of a photo
preschooler painting flower using half of a photo
Symmetry is such an important early learning skill. Activities such as this flower painting for kids allow preschoolers and kindergartners to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

preschooler working on flower painting for kids
preschooler adding roots to flower painting for kids

Flower Symmetry Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Photo
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Glue

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
  • Help the children cut their own photos in half then glue half to a sheet of blank paper.


  • How can you finish half of your photo?
  • What colors will you use?
  • Will you add more roots or leaves to your drawn half?


  • Did the child use the materials to create a root design?
  • Did the child start and finish his or her art project?

preschooler painting flower roots
preschooler painting sunflower
This was such a unique activity. There was a photo of a flower included in our monthly curriculum kit, but I could totally see having your little learners explore photography by taking their own images. Be sure to print them full size and then cut the photo in half.

Gardening Preschool Theme

Thematic studies are not only fun to plan, but they’re also a great way to keep little learners engaged. Put together the perfect gardening preschool theme with these printables and activities from The Keeper of the Memories:

preschooler painting flower painting for kids
preschooler's flower painting for kids
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Habitats & Homes theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

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collage of flower painting process art with text: Symmetry Process Art for Preschoolers