16 July - Exploring Shapes...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week we explore shapes and playdough, while practicing fine motor and gross motor skills.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3.5 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1.5 year old baby girl.
Art activity - Splat painting
I've seen many different variations of splat painting before, but I really like this Splat Painting activity, because you "splat" with a wooden spoon instead of a hammer.
Kids will practice gross motor skills and have a great sensory experience with this splat painting activity.
Quiet time activity - Playing with rubber bands
This Rubber Band Play Activity is such a simple and awesome activity: it practices your kids fine motor skills, and helps with counting as well.
You supply your kids with rubber bands, a can of food, and ask them to see how many rubber bands they can fit onto their can.
Indoor activity - Playdough mats printable
Your kids will learn about different shapes with these free playdough mat printables.
Make a batch of playdough, print and optionally laminate the mats, and help your kids make shapes on the mats.
Educational activity - Shape sorting
Another great activity to learn shapes - Shape Sorting.
You just need contact paper (sticky paper) and colored paper to do this activity. Kids sort the shapes on the big shapes cut from the contact paper.
Sensory activity - Lego shapes in playdough
I love finding more ways to play with playdough and this Lego shapes activity is really simple.
You can use any type of blocks to print into the dough, or just use any item to press into if you don't have blocks.
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Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.