Painting by Cups

We’re on the second week of the Meal Time! activity plan using the new Reaching Roses curriculum.  Today is all about cups!!  My camera battery was not charged so I had to use an old camera to take pictures…the quality is not what it usually is, apologies!

Mondays and Wednesdays I choose one activity we did today from the Reaching Roses curriculum and share our experiences (starring my twin babies)

 This week’s Theme: Meal Time

Activity Description Geometric Art: Dip cups and bowls into paint and stamp them on to canvas or heavy paper to make an art piece.

This Activity’s Main Area of  Development: Fine Motor

Specific Skill: Dipping and stamping

O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 19 months

 

1. To begin, we used dishes to review the vocabulary.  We talked about the cups in greater detail by describing them (colour & shape) and talking about what things we put into a cup.

2. Next, I reviewed the colours of paint we were using then demonstrated how to dip the cup into the paint and how to stamp it onto a surface.

3. Give it  a try!

Excited to get started

Excited to get started

Careful dipping

Careful dipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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O checks out her creation thus far

O checks out her creation thus far

Nearly finished

Nearly finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our beautiful artwork

Our beautiful artwork

4. Apart from being fun and giving us the opportunity to use the word “cup” a lot, this activity also lent itself very well to reviewing concepts we learned using the Clever Clovers curriculum (shapes, colours, counting).

…..there is another activity on Wednesday using textured paint and forks/spoons/knives as the painting utensil.  I think we will add it to this canvas… see you then!

By the way, I could go on for hours about how much their art work reflects their personality and learning styles – and I find it fascinating!  Leave me a comment to tell me about if/how your little one’s artwork reflects him or her!

 

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