DIY Puzzles and Art Activities – Painting “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh – Free Printable

Download this free printable to make fun winter-themed puzzles for your preschool students that foster problem-solving skills and promote 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.

Do you have students who enjoy daydreaming? This impressionist painting by Vincent van Gogh “The Starry Night” will be a wonderful inspiration for them! I invite you to download the new addition to our free resources with DIY puzzles, coloring pages, and printouts that feature this stunning artwork.


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  • Labeled poster – artwork “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh
  • Labeled poster for tracing
  • Painting poster
  • 3 types of puzzle cutouts
  • Painting prompt with painting fragment
  • Black and white painting
  • Coloring page

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, a study of the night sky, and if you are exploring the European continent with your students.
One of the art activities contains a printout with painting fragments to inspire children to complete the picture while they deep 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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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.