Activity with keiki to help with patterning, fine motor skills, and art exploration.
What You Need:
- Large paper bags
- Paints or markers
- 6 strips of colored streamers or tissue paper, cut into 24” strips
What To Do:
- Cut two large matching cloud shapes out of the paper bags. Staple them together, stapling about 2” apart along all the edges, but leave a 10” opening on the bottom for stuffing.
- As your child does the following steps, talk about the order of the steps by using words like “first,” “second,” “next,” “last,” etc.
- Have your child paint or draw on both sides of the stapled cloud.
- Show him how to tear the newspaper and crumple it into balls.
- Have him stuff the cloud shape with the crumpled paper balls until it’s full.
- Help your child staple the bottom of the cloud shut.
- Have your child glue the streamers one at a time onto the bottom of the cloud. Talk about the colors as he glues them.
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