Hi Jon, someone was not in school last week when we made a special message for you so they wanted to do theirs today. We all miss you and hope to see you soon.
Good morning everyone! Lets start with Morning Circle.
Movement: Can you join in with the Music man?
On a Wednesday we have Literacy and PE. Head over to those sections on the Blog and choose an activity of your choice.
We are all looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Helpful tips: Be sure to not add too much paint – if there’s too much the paper will rip and you’re more likely to slip. Encourage stomping versus walking, jumping, or running to decrease the likelihood of slips and falls. Paint can be slippery – so be sure to be close by to catch your little artist if they need it.
A great activity to do outside when the sun is shining! Enjoy 🙂
Materials needed: tin foil, poster paintings, brushes, cotton buds
This activity is great for working on fine motor skills and colour mixing. The foil gives a different surface to work on and the paint glides quite nicely on it. You can use either a paintbrush, cotton bud or even your fingers to move the paint around. A good tip is to add a little washing up liquid into the paint. This will allow it to take to the foil better and when dried will not crack and fall off as much.
You can create some lovely paintings using toy cars. Combining play with creating a piece of artwork. Different textures and lines can be explored depending on the scale of the toy vehicles that you use. Simply roll the wheels into some poster paint and off you go! Have fun! Below are some examples:
a nice pattern:
Perhaps you could create a road and enjoy driving your car along it?
Whatever you choose make sure to have fun!
Materials needed: balloons, poster paints, paint trays, paper.
Painting with Balloons is a great activity to explore creatively and imaginatively as you create freely using simple props in an open-ended and unstructured way. It also makes a great sensory activity as children use their hands to manipulate the paint and balloons to create patterns and prints onto paper.
Partially inflate the balloons so that they are a size that the children can easily pick up the balloons. You can match your balloon colour to the colour of your paint, perhaps a good matching activity? You can mix and blend colours to create new colours. The pressing of the balloons onto the paper can either be controlled to make a pattern or it can be free and spontaneous, which personally I think is more fun!
Materials needed: spray bottles, paint (poster or water colour), paper.
Water down some paint by adding a little into the spray bottle and then filling with water and giving a good shake. For this you can either use poster paint or water colour paints. Encourage the overlapping of different colours. If you pin the paper up you will also get a nice dripping effect on the page also. It could also be done on a flat surface also.
Materials needed: squeegees, poster paints, large sheet of paper
Dribble some poster paints onto a large sheet of paper. Then using a squeegee have fun spreading the paint. You get a lovely scrape effect and colours will mix also. Add more paint as you go along and as is required. If you don’t have a squeegee you could try using an ice scraper for a car or even a piece of cardboard.