Sand Drawing

sticker boardcolored sand, condiment bottles

  1. pour some of the bulk colored sand into condiment bottles
  2. peel off the cover sheet to expose the adhesive side of the sticker board
  3. pour sand onto sticker
  4. smooth sand around with hands if you’d like (another great sensory experience)
  5. dump excess in trash to reveal the design that was created by the very first sand to touch the sticker

Painting on Plastic

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!