DIY Winter Puzzles and Art Activities – Painting “Maslenitsa” by Boris Kustodiev – Free Printable

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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.

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For the last couple of weeks, my young preschooler has been enjoying working with art puzzles I cut up for her. Observing the intense concentration on her little face and the satisfaction of completing each puzzle gave me the inspiration to create this set of printables.

In the future, I plan to extend further these with different types of paintings of famous artists.

Today I invite you to download DIY winter art puzzles and activities that feature the painting “Maslenitsa” created by Boris Kustodiev in 1919.

Maslenitsa is one of the oldest celebrations in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. It is also known as Pancake Week.

It is traditionally celebrated to mark the end of winter. Another name for Maslenitsa is Shrovetide. Maslenitsa is celebrated in the last week before Orthodox Lent. Each day of the week holds its own meaning. The last day is Shrove Sunday.

It is also known as the Sunday of Forgiveness. It’s a day for asking forgiveness for the harm caused to other people intentionally or unintentionally.

winter painting printouts for kids

Here is what’s included

  • Labeled poster – artwork “Maslenitsa” by Boris Kustodiev
  • Labeled poster for tracing
  • Painting poster
  • Information cards
  • 3 types of puzzle cutouts
  • Painting prompt with painting fragment
  • Black and white painting
  • Coloring page

I included 3 different types of puzzles and a painting poster you can print and cut up in any way you like. These puzzles can be a great addition to your art activities, Winter Unit, and when exploring the European continent with your students.

I also worked in collaboration with a digital artist to bring you this exclusive coloring page that was made to complement the puzzle.

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.

How YOu can Use This Printable To Teach Your Students

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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DIY art puzzles winter montessori nature free printable (2)
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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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