Creating a flower collage in preschool

Collages are a simple way for children to extend their understanding of different concepts that they are exploring or showing an interest in…

Collage materials can include any kind of materials you can possibly think of. These children are making what I would consider one of the most basic types of collages using pictures and glue. The children are simply cutting out flower pictures and gluing them to their paper…

As the children create their collages, the teacher can invite conversation about the different kinds of flowers that are in the pictures…

By providing a large variety of flower pictures, the children are able to sort through the pictures and pick the ones that appeal to them the most…

Some children may want to add each type of flower to their collage. Other children may only want to add a few flowers or even several of the same kind of flowers to their collage. The key is providing plenty of materials so that children can make decisions and explore the process…

You can let children hunt for flowers in a magazine, print some photos from the internet, or go outside and find some real flowers. The way to make the process more inviting is to provide lots of choices!

There are many ways to explore the process of making collages. The links below are some wonderful examples of collages using a variety of materials you can share with your preschoolers…

Circle Collage from Teach Preschool

Multi-Media Collage from Casa Maria

Shape Collage from Mom with a Lesson Plan

Giant Rainbow Collage from The Imagination Tree

Fabric Scrap Collage from Family Fun Notebook

Melted Plastic Bag Collage from Tinkerlab

Texture Collage from the Picky Apple

Felt Collage from Giggles and Crayons

Mother Nature Collage from No Time for Flashcards

By |2011-04-25T00:08:17+00:00April 25th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Catherine April 25, 2011 at 2:05 am - Reply

    My MIL (who is a very keen gardener) gives my sons her gardening catalogues for pictures for making collages. She has also had them collect leaves and flowers to make a picture of their garden. And they have used boxes to make houses and placed a collage garden on the base/outside walls.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 25, 2011 at 2:13 am - Reply

      I love that idea!

  2. Jillian April 25, 2011 at 8:35 am - Reply

    How fun! We’ve been doing a lot with our garden lately. I’ll have to add a flower collage into the mix!

  3. Alex@florist in kl (60%) July 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I loved your idea. It’s indeed going to be a great fun for my kids. I love gardening and got all kind of flowers and same is with my kids. But this creative idea didn’t strike me 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you Alex:)

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