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Fizz-tacular Painting Activity

Looking for a fun and easy twist on your regular painting activity?  This one is a sensory delight!  It’s perfect for reviewing and learning colours, it includes elements of science and encourages artistic expression!  Perfect for all ages.

On alternating Fridays I blog about the final activity of our current theme 

This week’s Theme:More Colours

Activity Description: Science Experiment: Fizzy painting activity!

This Activity’s Main Area of  Development: Language, creative, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional

O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 24 months

1.  I explained to the girls that we were going to do a painting activity with ‘special paint’.

2. Prepare the paint:

In a container, I added the following: Juice crystals of desired colour, 1/4 cup of baking soda, a squirt of clear dish soap and I slowly added water to get the consistency that I wanted.  A thicker consistency of paint allows for more textured painting and can be sprayed multiple times for more fizzy-fun.  Our four colours this week are: pink (pink lemonade crystals), orange (kool-aid), brown (iced-t crystals) and purple…I used purple kool-aid but it was far from purple…more of a green I would say!

 

Home-made, scented, fizzy paint!

Home-made, scented, fizzy paint!

3. Review the colours & paint away!!

Mommy demonstrates

Mommy demonstrates

M goes straight for the pink

M goes straight for the pink

O painting with 2 brushes

O painting with 2 brushes

Mommy makes a lion

Mommy makes a lion

O adds some last minute touches

O adds some last minute touches

 

 

Voila!

Voila!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. This painting activity is not over yet!  Now for more fun, let’s make it fizz! (spray with vinegar)

Mommy demonstrates.  Oh wow, says M!

Mom demonstrates. Oh wow, says M!

M does some spraying

M does some spraying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O wants to make it fizz too!

O wants to make it fizz too!

Time-out! O found a sticker (which trumps EVERYTHING)

Time-out! O found a sticker (which trumps EVERYTHING)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fizz-tacular fun was had by all!

Fizz-tacular fun was had by all!

This painting activity kept them occupied for AGES!!!  They kept saying, “more paint mommy, more fizz mommy”. We will definitely be doing this one more often!

If you’re doing this activity in the winter, you could easily do it in a shower or bath! The mess would wash right down the drain!

This post was based on an activity included in the Reaching Roses curriculum.  Click here to learn more!

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!