Toddler Red, White, and Blue Easel Art
We have been doing a few red, white, and blue crafts and activities this week. Baby Girl had fun with this
Easy Patriotic Activity for the 4th of July.
I put a piece of contact paper on our easel (sticky side out) and took it outside. How is it that an "inside toy" brought outside is immediately super cool and new and fun??
We have a bunch of construction paper scraps in our craft supplies and I pulled out the red and blue ones. We had some white tissue paper pieces in the bag too, and they were added to the easel trays, too.
I stuck a couple of pieces on the contact paper and left it there in the yard for a while. The big kids were busy playing and I was pulling a few weeds. When Baby Girl saw this set up, she knew just what to do.
She got busy making art work!
(While her big brother camped out under the easel. There are Bad Guys everywhere!!)
This is a great Fine Motor activity for toddlers. They manipulate the small pieces of paper, and grasp the edges with a tip to tip grasp (think about the tips of their pointer finger and thumb grabbing at the paper). While they are holding onto the scrap paper, they must use an extended wrist to place it on the elevated slope of the easel. This is so good for fine motor dexterity and development of the small muscles in their little hands.
We had fun enjoying the sunshine and making art. Have you done any Red/White/Blue crafts?