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Mono Printing

mono printingI’m really excited to tell you about this activity. It worked so well and the children loved it. We had such a fun, messy time whilst we learnt several processes. Read the rest of this entry »

Green and Yellow Early Years Painting

Yellow spring flowersThis week’s activity has been inspired by the abundant yellow spring flowers that are in my garden at the moment. We have Keria, Forsythia, Primroses, Cowslips, lots and lots of Dandelions and in the field at the back the Gorse is also blooming. Read the rest of this entry »

Red and Green Finger Paint

After the success of painting last week I thought we’d go a step further on the mess front and use finger paint. I’d been given some samples from one of our suppliers to try in red and green. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joy of Painting

We sometimes forget that keeping it simple is just as fun and creative (and some would argue more so) as having lots of materials to go at.

So this week I decided to go back to basics and just provide paint, paper and a brush for the little ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Years Printing

This week toddler group was cancelled due to the snow – and boy is it snowing today. So, this is an activity I ran with the group two years ago.

I was interested to see how the children got on with printing by dipping shapes into paint and dabbing onto paper. I used A3 paper this week to give the children a large area to make their pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Snow Pictures

As we’ve had a little bit of snow recently and it’s been really windy I thought we’d do some cold, snowy pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Printing with Poppy Plastic

First toddler group of 2015 and we had lots of messy fun printing with poppy plastic, hands and finger tips.

This was very easy to set up – I simply squirted some ready mixed paint on to sponges set into finger dip bowls, let the children choose which colour sugar paper they wanted to use and away we went. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer to Autumn Tree

As I drive up and down my hill I’ve been noticing how stunning the ornamental cherry trees are looking at the moment. Their drooping fingers of leaves are turning to stunning oranges and reds. They’re absolutely beautiful and the inspiration for last week’s activity.

The idea was to take the green leaves and dab them with red, yellow and bronze paint to turn them into autumn leaves. The children would dab round the edges of the leaves on a sheet of sugar paper creating a picture with the outline of the leaves. Two creations in one – hurray! Read the rest of this entry »

Printed Pumpkins for Halloween

Toddler printed pumpkinWe seem to be doing a lot of printing at toddler group at the moment but the children don’t seem to mind and they’re starting to get to know what to do. Repetition is a good thing at this age.

Out came the polystyrene pizza trays again so we could print large orange disks onto our paper. I squeezed some red and yellow paint onto the polystyrene disks and asked them to spread the paint all over the disk and right to the edges with a large paint brush. By doing this the children saw the colours change from red and yellow to orange. Magic! Read the rest of this entry »

Moon and Stars Pictures

Moon and starts

Did you see the moon last week? It was magnificent. Big and bright and the inspiration for this week’s activity at toddler group.

Firstly we made prints of the moon. We dabbed white, silver and silver glitter paint all over our printing disks (polystyrene pizza trays). Then we turned them over and pressed down hard. As we carefully peeled away the disks our moon print was revealed. The children were delighted. Read the rest of this entry »