It’s short and sweet today! An inexpensive, simple-to-do, art activity using items you already have in your home. It makes beautiful and fascinating artwork. Enjoy!
Here’s one activity we did today from the Leaping Lilies curriculum
This week’s Theme: Bath Time
Activity Description: Bubble Art: Place some bubbles into a container, add food colouring and mix. Put a straw in the container and blow bubbles until they reach well above the rim of the container, gently place a paper on the bubbles and repeat. Use different colours.
This Activity’s Main Area of Development: Creative Development
Specific Skill: Experiment using different art mediums
O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 2 years + 4 months
This activity is pretty straight forward and doesn’t require a lot of pictures to explain, so here goes!
Mix the bubbles with the food colouring (encourage your tot to do this)
Add food colouring to bubbles
Insert a straw into the container and blow!!! (explain that sucking will be yucky!) O accidentally sucked in the mixture even after the warning and she ended up blowing a bubble out of her mouth which made M laugh so hard which in turn made O so happy that she forgot about the yucky taste in her mouth! (We did keep some juice on hand just in case we needed to get a yucky taste out of our mouths)
Blow until bubbles rise out of the cup
Place a piece of paper gently onto the bubbles/cup
Place paper onto the cup
Repeat using different colours
Taa Daa! Beautiful bubble art!
M & O happy with their bubble art
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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
O checks out her creation thus far
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!