Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Toddler Rainbow Art

My toddler LOVES to join her older siblings to "make things," so this week we joined the rainbow theme with a project specifically designed for her skills: toddler rainbow art!

This was perfect for her because it was something she could do independently! She loved touching the different supplies, exploring the textures, experimenting with scissors, and creating her very rainbow colored art!

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Simple Supplies:

* peel and stick foam sheets (we received these to try from Craft Project Ideas, and they are perfect!)
* any rainbow colored craft materials (we used craft sticks, pompoms, feathers, stickers, fuzzy sticks, and wiggly eyes)

Easy How-to:

1- If you want to cut the foam sheet into a shape or smaller size, do that first! Then peel off the sticky back and place it (sticky side up) in front of your toddler. If they are a little wild and crazy with their craft supplies, you might want to tape the corners to the table so it doesn't slide away. My 2-year old was fine with it as it was, but I have definitely worked with kids who would have accidentally flipped it over!

2- Give your kiddo the supplies and let them arrange them on their foam sheet! My toddler spent about 45 minutes on this! We talked about colors, she got lots of fine motor exercise, and she was so pleased with her final projects!

I especially loved how she could design and create it however she wanted--there was no obligation to make it look a certain way or use certain colors. This was ALL HER!!

Of course, my preschooler and older kids wanted to get involved too:

It was fascinating to see how each kid used the rainbow colored supplies in their own way!

We're doing rainbow themed activities this week with the Virtual Book Club for Kids! You can join in on the Weekly Facebook Page here and then make sure you check out our featured book (Amazon affiliate link below) and try out these other rainbow themed learning activities from the co-hosts:

Drip Painting Rainbow Name Activity - The Educators' Spin On It
Roll A Rainbow Numbers Game - School Time Snippets
Rainbow Lacing Number Bonds - Rainy Day Mum
Rainbow Texture Explorations for Toddlers - Inspiration Laboratories
Toddler Rainbow Art - Preschool Powol Packets (you are here!!)
An Easy Rainbow Colored Fluid Dynamics Experiment for kids - Mama Smiles
Rainbow Play Dough Color Mixing- Teach Beside Me
Rainbow Streamer Craft - Views From a Step Stool
Rainbow Ribbon Wand Movement Activity - To Be A Kid Again

And here are a few more of our favorite rainbow activities:
Sparkly Button Rainbow
Rainbow Volcano
Rainbow Grid Game

I would LOVE to see what you are doing for rainbow week! Feel free to leave a comment, send an email or even tag me on Facebook!!

Disclosure: Craft Project Ideas supplied our craft supplies. I was under no obligation to use them, but we loved them so much I wanted to share them with you! You can buy them online or at Wal-Mart!

Happy Educating,

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