I try to make every activity not only fun, but a learning experience as well! I feel when you incorporate a small amount of learning into a fun activity, your toddler has no idea and is just enjoying the "fun" part.
I am off all this week with the kids. So I had to plan activities to keep my 2 year old entertained all week. The weather is on and off with rain this week which does not help! Not only does he go crazy being kept inside, but Momma does as well!
With newly having 2 children I do NOT venture out a lot by myself with both kids. So I knew whatever activities I wanted to plan had to use items that are around the house. And that is how Cardboard painting was formed. This is a super simple activity, but a very messy one!
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On the cardboard I used the painters tape to spell out my son's name. Then on paper plates I poured out different colored paint. I sat Asher outside and gave him the paint brushes to go to town!
He started off doing really well only painting on the cardboard. At first he did not want to get messy. But that eventually changed and he wanted to paint himself. Reason for washable paint!
Asher played outside painting for 45 minutes. Afterwards I carried him to the bath tub for clean up. I couldn't believe how easy the paint washed off. I thought for sure he was going to have blue hair. NOPE!
How did I make this a learning experience? When Asher went to use the colors I made him tell me what color each was as he was using it. Asher is really good with his colors!
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Momma of 2