Hi S. - I was the director for a preschool for 6 years and the teachers had some really great craft ideas over that period of time. For that age group, it's important to remember that the craft doesn't always have to be something that's going home and hanging on the fridge. The kids loved doing crafts that involved food. The great thing about it is that if they eat the glue (normally icing or peanut butter), its not a problem. You will need to check with the teacher about food allergies. Here are some ideas:
- Ants on a log (pretzel rods, icing or peanut butter, raisins)
- Finger painting with pudding (add food coloring to pudding and let them go crazy on wax paper)
- English Muffin Faces (cut an english muffin in half, spread with cheese - cheez whiz is now in a spreadable squeeze container, variety of veggies - ex. red peppers for the smile, cut baby carrots for the eyes). This is a great way to get them to try new things. I was skeptical at first, but all of the kids enjoyed eating their nutritious creations.
The main thing to remember is that the craft is meant for them to enjoy while their doing it, not the final product.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
K. (mom of 2)