(Ok so I know it’s not Monday but this will be a Weekly Monday feature from next week)
I’ve always loved messy/sensory/learning activities & being a former nursery nurse I’ve had plenty of opportunities to try out a lot of different ones for all ages. Taylor won’t be going to nursery for awhile & I don’t want her to miss out on all these learning experiences so each Monday I’ll be posting a new activity that we’ve tried.
Edible Baby Finger Paints
This may be the easiest, simple & cheap activity but is also one of the messiest!
What else might I need?
Mat (£1 at the pound shop)
Mini pots for the yoghurt paint
Age range – 5/18months
The aim – The aim of this activity is to help them learn & explore safely. We all know young children put practically everything straight in their mouths as this is how they learn. Most paints are not safe for very young children & Edible paint is there to ensure that if it is the child is still safe until they can safely use normal paints. Natural yoghurt is quite bitter to try & put children off but gentle encouragement to not put it in their mouths is required (my daughter unfortunately loved the taste).
What are they learning?
Mathematics – Colours
Literacy – Mark Making
Physical- Fine & Gross Motor skills, sensory experiences, Making connections between movements & Marks
Communication & Language – Lot of talking, describing involved
Arts & Design – Movement & Marks
Personal, Social & Emotional – Learning boundaries e.g. Don’t throw, Not in your mouth
Seriously it really is that easy & simple & a lot of fun!
Delicious, Messy Fun!