Native American Craft for Kids Canoes Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

Here’s an awesome Native American craft for kids! Check out this Canoes Invitation to Create Process Art Experience for a quick + easy art project for your next Preschool Transportation or US History theme. 

Native American canoes craft images with text: Native American Indian Canoes Art Preschool CraftThanksgiving is over, y’all! Can you believe it? You know what that means, right? It’s time to start thinking about all things Christmas. This is definitely my favorite time of the year.

preschooler folding cardstock to make paper canoe
We’re wrapping up Transportation Station in our preschool homeschool this week and of course getting started with our Sights + Sounds of Winter theme. We’re both really excited!

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler taping together edges of paper canoe craft
Native American Craft for Kids Canoes Invitation to Create Process Art Experience

Supplies

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Cardboard
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Masking Tape or Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Paint

Set Up

  • Set out Inspiration Photo and any additional materials.

Prompts

  • What shapes and designs do you see in the photo?
  • What do you think Native Americans used to paint their canoes? What will you use?
  • How will you fold your canoe?
  • Will you cut the cardboard or leave it whole?

Observe

  • Did the child talk about Native American canoes and paint symbols or marks on his canoe?

Every now and again, one of the creative art projects that are included via our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum kinda takes on a life of its own.

preschooler painting cardstock canoe craft
And this Indian Canoes Invitation to Create Process Art Experience did exactly that. The little guy’s creation is still on my workspace and he’s been adding a few finishing touches to it.

preschooler painting cardstock canoe
We both loved this project. His favorite thing about it was of course all the washi tape. If it were up to him, he’d totally decorate everything we own.

preschooler painting canoe craft
He really enjoys making stuff. And of course we toss all of our leftovers into a basket that he uses for tinkering.

It’s full of so many awesome things including, but not limited to, cardboard tubes, paper plates, straws, etc. Basically anything and everything that we didn’t use throughout the month.

preschooler painting Native American canoe craft
This curriculum is definitely a blessing in more ways than I can count and the little guy and I are both head over heels for it.

Each little yellow school bus box includes so many quick & easy ideas that we can utilize in our preschool homeschool and more inspiration than we know what to do with.

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Sights & Sounds of Winter theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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