One of the activities we did was paint, and you all know just how much we love finger painting with our Crayola Finger Paints.
This time, we added Crayola's washable tempera paints in blue and yellow too as well as some extra "tools," such as a dried out marker and Play Doh tops to make cool shapes.
Yes, painting on a big piece of paper on the floor is messy.
But it's also worth it. Painting is exciting fun for your child and it's also a great method of learning.
Here are three things your child can learn through painting:
1. Shapes, Letters & Numbers
"A!" my son yelled, and I happily painted an A onto the paper for him. He followed me with his own paintbrush in an attempt to make his own "A."
"Square!" he yelled next, even though it sounded more like "Quayer." It was great fun showing Equis the various shapes, letters and numbers we could make.
As we painted, I'd ask Equis to name each color. "Puppo! Lellow! Eeeen!" he excitedly screamed for purple, yellow and green.
Painting is the perfect way to teach your child the different colors of the rainbow as well as how different colors make new ones: we created green by mixing blue and yellow and brown by mixing purple and yellow.
3. About Their Bodies
What are your favorite learning activities to do with your children?