sticker board, colored sand, condiment bottles
- pour some of the bulk colored sand into condiment bottles
- peel off the cover sheet to expose the adhesive side of the sticker board
- pour sand onto sticker
- smooth sand around with hands if you’d like (another great sensory experience)
- dump excess in trash to reveal the design that was created by the very first sand to touch the sticker
I started a new class this fall that is specially designed for two and three year olds. It is process based and many of the classes to do not culminate in a take-home product, and the lessons often involve collaboration.
This painting lesson was the first class, and is from Meri Cherry so click over to read her post. I asked the children not to mix the paint colors for the first half of class, and towards the end I invited them to start mixing, which held their interest. I also brought out sponge brushes towards the end of class. Painting on plastic is pretty fun- the paint really glides across the surface and it feels different than paper. I painted a blue outline around the plastic, and I also taped larger paper behind it to keep the walls clean. Also, this is a secret: I just used trash bags!