Pink, red and hearts galore – it’s Valentine’s Day!

This week we’re exploring red, pink, hearts galore and having tons of creative fun with a Valentine’s theme. Our focus has also been on developing fine and gross motor skills – whilst getting messy in the process!

Our babies have been mark making in flour (with flowers!), exploring gloop and painting with balls!

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Whilst our older class have been painting with bouncy balls and creating fabulous cards with their designs, lacing, practicing cutting with scissors and moulding, cutting and rolling with pink sparkly playdough!

toddler valentine craft

toddler valentine activities

Toddler lacing craft

Toddler valenting card

painting with balls

We have also made what I think are the cutest footprint cards EVER!

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Bouncy ball painting!

Over the last couple of weeks at some of our classes we’ve been exploring Circles – printing, puppet making, circle collages and lots more! One of our favourite activities has been bouncy ball painting – always a big hit!

Bouncy ball painting is a super simple activity to try at home with your own little artists. You just need a rimmed tray, some bouncy balls, paper and paint! Pop the paper on the tray, dip the balls in the paint, place the balls on the paper and get started! Get your little one to tip and move the tray to roll the balls across the paper and watch some fab patterns emerge!

 

toddler art activity

bouncy ball painting

toddler painting activity

messy play class

 

Great for developing fine and gross motor skills, coordination, learning about cause and effect, colour mixing – and tons of fun too!… try using different size balls or textured balls – tumble dryer balls make some great patterns!