Monday, November 7, 2011
We are catching up after missing a few weeks of MMM. So today we did art that started with the letters D, E, and F. Our activities were really simple today, but so fun. We had a lot of sweet kids making a lot of art!
Materials: Bingo Markers, Paper
This is a simple activity for a rainy day. I love bingo markers. They are easy for kids to use. Children of almost any age can enjoy stamping and creating designs using these markers. Another option if you don't have bingo markers is to use pencil erasers on a stamp pad. This creates a similar effect, but is smaller. If your child is working with a small tool like a pencil eraser, give them a smaller piece of paper so that their work will fill the space.
Materials: Easel, watercolors, water, paper
Children love to paint on easels. It seems so grown up! You can find inexpensive table easels at thrift stores. This is a great open ended activity. Simply teach your children how to dip the brush in the water then paint and let them paint away. Watercolor paints are a great option for young artists.
It is important to let your children paint freely. You will be amazed at their creativity, and how much they love being able to choose their own colors and experiment with the paint. Let them learn through trial and error about mixing colors, and using the water.
Materials: Purchased or homemade finger paint, paper
Not all kids love to finger paint, or to get their hands messy, but make sure that you give them a chance to try. Often kids will be more willing to try finger painting when they see their parents try. If your child loves getting messy save this activity for the summer and let them finger paint outside windows, or sliding glass doors. Finger painting is also a great way for children to learn about color mixing and to see the color change before their eyes.
Next week the letters G, H, I!
Thank you so much for all the love and support that has been given to us at the loss of our sweet son, grandson, and nephew Jonah Hall. We are grateful for the love of the wonderful moms and children that come to Mommy, Monet and Me!