Playgroup art and craft: painting with stencils and rollers
The children at our playgroup range in age from 0-4. Sometimes it's hard to find an art/craft activity that is appropriate for both toddlers and older preschoolers, but anything involving paint is usually a winner.
Last week at playgroup I put out stencils, foam rollers and paint in shallow containers. The children enjoyed rolling out the paint and seemed surprised to see a picture appear, as if by magic, when they lifted up the stencil.