By now, you may be running out of ideas to entertain the kids! Due to COVID-19, social distancing has kids home 24/7 without their playmates or school!
Here a 2 simple but fun ideas that also exercise their fine motor skills.
Idea # 1: Tissue Paper Crumbles
-Variety of colors of tissue paper
-Tissue torn into larger swatches i.e. 2″x 2″ or 3″x”3″
-Elmer’s type glue, watered down to milk consistency.
What to do:
-Demonstrate to the child the size the tissue paper needs to be torn into. The larger pieces make it easier to crumble.
-Have child tear up the tissue. It’s OK if they don’t do it perfectly! I’m sure they won’t! It’s just fun and practice.
-Next have the child crumble one of the swatches in their hand.
-Then they dip it into the glue mixture and place it on the coloring page.
-This creates a fun 3-D effect.
What fun for kids to have permission to crumble paper!
Idea # 2: Glitter on paper
I can already hear you groaning! Not glitter! It’s gets everywhere!
-But I have a solution that contains it! Use a box like the bottom of a case of soda. Place the coloring page inside the box.
-Using the Elmers type glue, put a few small dots wherever the child asks you to put it. Let them lead you.
-Then have them move the glue around with a paintbrush to spread it out.
-Finally, using a shaker with holes in the top, have them sprinkle the glitter on the glue.
-Shake off the excess into the box! Less mess!
Show me your child’s masterpieces! The Italian Grandmama would love to see them!
Here are some coloring pages:
Enjoy the precious time you have with your children! It is so fleeting!
I hope these ideas do some of the thinking and planning for you!
Happy Spring! Stay well, stay safe.
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