Let me at it Mum! I want to make some mess please
So she dipped some cotton buds into 3 colours of pearlised and sparkly paint (£1.99 each from The Works) and made marks on some pre-folded cards.
Some of the finished little works of art, glittering beautifully in the sunshine!
And a few more!
Then Big Sister wanted to get in on the action and we found a couple of large, flat pebbles in the garden for her to colour and paint on.
Ta da! Ready to go into her little play garden back at home as a piece of outdoor art
And even though this is nothing to do with painting, I just had to share these photos of the joyfulness of playing outdoors together. C and her cousin B were making a very loud noise down at the bottom of the garden and when I came to investigate she said “we’re making music, look!” They had both found long sticks and were banging flower pots, an old wheelbarrow, a metal dustbin and the fence to make a range of different noises! Wonderful.
And big cousin S thought this was pretty fun too. They found that the car roof box makes a great, booming noise! Quite a funky rhythm began to emerge and there was more than a little hip wiggling going on.
* experiencing and discovering a wide range of media for using and working on
* mark making
* fine motor control- using the pincer grip to hold cotton buds
* exploring colour mixing
* experimenting with music making
* using objects to become other (sometimes imaginary) objects in play
* investigating natural objects and their properties
* collaborative play