The art activity in this week's lesson plan was a little high for her. However, she was able to do parts of it. She is just starting to hold a marker so she was able to make a couple of marks on the coffee filters. I tried to get her to help with the water part but she just wanted to dump water everywhere. I ended up making some coffee filter art to show y'all how it looks. I actually did this activity with my friend's son who is 2 just last week and he did great at both the coloring and the water sprinkling! I will probably try this activity again later this summer with my daughter. The end results is just so bright and happy and reminds me of spring and summer.
|Our supplies: coffee filter, paper towel, washable markers, bowl of water.|
|First she played with the markers in our marker can. |
That is just an empty formula can that I covered in construction paper!
|I modeled how to color and then I gave her the maker. Look she made dots!|
|Look at all those squiggles!|
|I added a bunch more so y'all could see what happens. |
The best thing about this is the messier the coloring the better!
|She was really excited about the water.|
|The plan was to have her sprinkle water with her fingers on the coffee filter. |
It was what I got my friend's two year old to do last week.
|But she really wanted to dump it everywhere and I was not ready to deal with that. Thus this struggle ensued. Screaming determined baby versus one-handed-momma because she is trying to document the madness and parent at the same time.|
|See how the colors bleed?|
|I tried drawing spirals.|
|Then sprayed water.|
|After a few squirts of water it looked like this.|
|This is why the paper towel is needed.|
|After they dried she had fun playing with my masterpieces.|
|She is really into putting things on and taking them off. She is also into putting in and taking out.|
|They smell good???|
|I taped them on the window and used green construction paper to make them look like flowers. The center flower is from when I babysat last week.|
|I think they look really pretty!|
I also changed our sensory bin to a spring themed one like I suggested in the Lesson Plan. I got grass, eggs, seed packets, and a little wind up chick from the Dollar Tree. We already had a couple of stuffed bunnies. I put rice in a couple of the eggs and popcorn kernels in a few others to make them musical. She loves the eggs. She likes to collect them in a container and then put them back in the bin. She is really into putting in and taking out these days. She also loves the chick. I may have to go get a few more chicks. She walks around the house with him. The great thing is I can save all this and use it again next year!
|I got the grass, eggs, seed packets, and chick from Dollar Tree. The blue bin is an old mushroom container. The bunnies we already had.|
How did it go for you? Any beautiful art masterpieces out there? Anyone try the extension activities? My daughter just went up to her sensory table, grabbed a musical egg, and is now walking around the house and shaking it! It fills me with joy when I see her having fun and learning because of simple small things we are doing.