You are invited to download this free printable to make Christmas-themed puzzles featuring one of the most ancient Orthodox Christian pieces of art icons “Birth of Christ” painted by Andrei Rublev in 1405. This resource for preschool and kindergarten students fosters problem-solving skills and promotes deeper concentration. These art activities also come with coloring pages. These are great for encouraging children to work on their fine motor movements and creativity.
This free resource feature Christmas themed art created by Andrei Rublev with DIY puzzles, coloring pages, and printouts that feature stunning artworks.
These activities are great for developing their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and for learning to cooperate when working in a small team of peers.
HERE IS WHAT’S INCLUDED:
- Labeled poster
- Labeled poster for tracing
- Painting poster
- 3 types of puzzle cutouts
- Painting prompt with painting fragment
- Black and white painting
- Coloring page
- Art analysis worksheet
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
How to use this resource:
There are 3 different types of puzzles and a painting poster is included. Print and cut them up. These puzzles can be a great addition to your art activities, fine motor work, and if you are exploring the European continent and Russian culture. It will come in handy if are planning to learn about Christmas in the light of it being a historical event that was depicted by many artists around the world across many centuries.
Andrei Rublev was an icon painter born in the 1360s. He is considered to be one of the greatest medieval Russian painters of Orthodox Christian icons and frescos.
One of the art activities contains a printout with painting fragments to inspire children to complete the picture while they dip into their creativity.
Your young storytellers will enjoy working with a storytelling worksheet where they are prompted to write/dictate their story inspired by the painting.
After cutting up the puzzle pieces, set them up on a tray, and remember to include a poster with a painting as a reference for when they will be working to complete the puzzle.
You might like to mount the puzzle sheet onto thick cardboard prior to cutting it up to make it more convenient for little fingers to work on. Use a cutter to cut them up.
I hope these puzzles will be a welcomed activity in your classroom!
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