I swear that Lydia has hit the speed mode when it comes to learning these days. Its so fun to see her be so inquisitive and copy everything. Books have been awesome to help her learn. Alice in Wonderland is especially awesome because it is all about colors. As for the activities this week, I know we will be coming back to play with them often.
What you will need:
- Cardboard or Thick Paper
- Clothes Pins
- Paint Swatches
- Gallon Ziplock Bags
Activity #1 - Paint Wheel
All this took was some heavy paper, markers and clothes pins to pull together a fun game. I just used a bowl to trace and a ruler to make the color wheel. For the older kids you could even have them color it and teach them about the rainbow. Then we just used the same makers to color the clothes pins, and played matching. My little loved using the clothes pins to pin on the paper! To keep nicer longer, you could use cardboard as well.
Activity #2 - Color Flip Book
The people at The Home Depot might have thought I was crazy when I took 16 paint samples, but thats what they are right, samples? Then I just punched a hole in each and used stickers to make a fun color book.
Activity #3 - Ziplock Finger Painting
This is a great activity to bring out the creativity in any kid. All it takes is a paper and paint placed in a ziplock, and the kiddos can squish to their hearts desire. And you get some awesome water colors to keep!
Activity #4 - Color Chains
Lately I have noticed that Lydi is really working on her motor skills, like putting legos together, trying to put her socks on, among other things. This activity I love because she can start to work on buttoning things and learn about colors! I just cut felt into strips, and used any extra buttons around the house to make this color chain.
Activity #5- Sidewalk Art
We are coming to the end of summer, which means at our house we are trying to get as much fun outside in as we can. I loved foursquare and hopscotch growing up, so its been so much fun to play them with my little one now.