Friday, January 6, 2012

A few activities for a rainy day....

Happy Friday! I am reorganizing my "toddler art" page, I wanted to share these great activities with you before I delete them from the blog-o-sphere. I hope you find some time to give them a try. Have an amazing weekend!

Paint Bags for Color Mixing

We did this activity after reading Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.

You will need ~ Three plastic bags, red paint, blue paint, yellow paint.

Start by talking about how you can mix certain colors together to make another color.

Pour a bit of red paint into one bag, blue paint into another bag, and yellow paint into another bag. You only need a little bit!

Then have your little one add a bit of blue paint to the bag that has a bit of red paint inside. Seal the bag and let their little fingers do some squishing! The colors will mix together and make purple.

Next have your little one add some red paint to the bag filled with a bit of yellow paint. Seal the bag and let your child "mix" by squishing the bag. ORANGE!

Next add yellow to the bag containing a bit of blue paint. Seal. Mix. See GREEN! :)

*Depending in the age of your child, you may want to add all of the paint to the bags and let them do the mixing only. If the amount of each color isn't even it may not work as well. *


(Mommy Tip ~ Be sure the bags are high quality! The mixing can cause a leak in a cheap bag.)


Egg Carton Sorting Game

You will need ~ An empty egg carton, pom poms, and 'dot to dot' markers.

On the bottom of the egg carton, mark each spot with a different color marker.

Have your child place the pom poms in the spot with the matching color on the bottom.

This is a great (and cheap) sorting activity, emphasizing color recognition and working on fine motor

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I love the book Mouse Paint, so simple and classic. P.S. you should also link up to Living Montessori Now on Mondays because you have a lot of great Montessori related ideas!