SENSE OF TOUCH Reverse Finger Painting

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This post originally appeared on January 9, 2011. Who doesn't love finger paint?  For this one I mixed it up a little and we painted straight on the table. . . FUN!!!  I usually use plain tempera paint, but just for you I found an actual finger paint recipe.  Well, I found more than one, because the first one we tried was not a success and lucky Little M was delighted to finger paint two days in a row! Reverse Finger Painting what you need: cornstarch ~ sugar ~ salt ~ cold water ~ food coloring ~ paper To make the finger paint I used  recipe #3 from playingandlearning you will need: 1/2 cup cornstarch 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Continue Reading

Toddler color matching

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Learning colors is so much fun.  It should be easy and pressure free.    While we were enjoying our extended sleepover I made sure to set aside some toddler time with my niece J. I cut colored construction paper in half and grabbed an assortment of colored toys small enough to fit on the color rectangles. Is this a match?  Nope. Ah ha.  There you go. Little M and S were close by when we started this activity and couldn't resist joining in.  When your big kids join in it's a great opportunity to teach them how to teach. Tips (to maximize learning): 1.  Rather than correcting your toddler when the place an object on a different Continue Reading

COLOR replay (a look back)


Just in case you missed the COLOR lesson plan the first time around ;) We used our fine motor skills for Color Clips. We played our home made version of Color Bingo. We Mixed Colors for art. We experimented with colors in Gelatin Squeeze. And of course we read all about colors in these fun books. Now that you are all caught up, come back tomorrow to see our colored play dough! Continue Reading

make your own COLOR BINGO game

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We love to play games so when I was thinking of a fun activity to add to our color lesson plan, Color Bingo came to mind.  It was easy to make, and it will be even easier for you (since all you have to do is print it out, do a little cutting and apply contact paper). what you’ll need: Color Bingo Cards ~ scissors ~ contact paper ~ construction paper (optional) To prep Color Bingo;  print out Color Bingo Set, cut the first 2 pages in half, cut  the Bingo Cards on dotted line and cut out Bingo Markers.  To make the boards and cards a little thicker, I backed each piece with construction paper before covering them with contact paper.  Use Continue Reading