This would be a fun activity for any age. You could encourage children to draw items for seasons, holidays, birthdays or any scene they wish. I learned about this while working at a child care center when I was in school. We did this activity with 3- to 5-year olds. The nice thing is that if it does get ruined, it's not a costly item. I also like that art get used, not just tossed.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Okay, so this doesn't look like much, but it was a really fun for my toddler. Recently, my daughter has been doing a lot of coloring. The other day she made this picture and she told me what each item was. She has a slight obsession with "twinkle stars" and "airplanes" right now. So I labeled each item that she told me after she colored the picture. She also colored both sides. Then I laminated the picture with clear contact paper and used it as a placemat at her spot at the table for about a week. She really liked looking at it while she was eating. I plan on doing this again with her. It was a lot of fun.