Activity with keiki to help with patterning, fine motor skills, and art exploration.

What You Need:

  • Large paper bags

  • Newspaper

  • Stapler

  • Paints or markers

  • Glue

  • 6 strips of colored streamers or tissue paper, cut into 24” strips

What To Do:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.