We used q-tips to paint, worked on shapes and color recognition. This month we are learning about circles and the color red. I also introduced the kids to paint sticks! I think I was more excited than they were. The colors are amazing and the paint dries very quickly. I found these gems at Michael's and will definitely be going back for more!
I laminated 6 different colors of card stock with a house printed on each to coordinate with the family counters. There were no instructions at the center. I simply invited the children to play. One child put all the babies in one home. Without knowing it, she was actually practicing important sorting skills!
We practiced forming letters using loose letter parts when were were done with this activity one of the kiddos asked if he could trace letters. Of course, I pulled out the expo markers and letters. Once he started tracing his friends quickly followed! They also put blank paper in the page protectors and drew whatever they wanted to draw, erased and repeated. They also drew self portraits using crayons, markers and paint sticks!