Let toddlers have fun with art. Introduce them to the Grinch and make it fun by letting them do the Grinch foam art. This is a fun Christmas painting idea for kids.
Christmas Activity for Toddlers
From the mother's womb, children perceive tons of information. Through this information, children build and develop their thinking. All this information is perceived through the senses, so we must stimulate them properly at a very young age.
To stimulate children's senses, they must be in touch with sounds, smells, tastes, textures, temperatures, and colors: the stronger these stimuli, the greater their receptivity. When we allow children to manipulate and feel everything in their environment, we foster learning through exploration.
We should bear in mind that everything is new for them due to their limited experience, which means that everything stimulates children's senses. During those activities we carry out together, such as a foam bath, a massage, a meal, music, etc., we can strengthen affective bonds, helping children develop their emotional intelligence.
Sensory stimulation of children brings many benefits, such as strengthening the ability to interact with others and improving coordination and concentration. Additional benefits children receive from sensory stimulation are encouraging exploration to discover what is around them, developing children's intelligence, developing the ability to accept and assimilate new stimuli.
THEME: CHRISTMAS PAINTING IDEA FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Fun Christmas Activity for Toddlers
Age: 1-2-year-old children
Goal: Children will recognize textures through the sense of touch in this Christmas painting idea for kids.
Difficulty level: Basic. This Christmas painting idea for kids activity is designed to be done by exploring, with an adult's surveillance.
- Recognition of textures
- Temperature recognition
- Identifying colors
- Liquid soap
- Food coloring
- A plastic bowl
- A stirrer/whisk
Pour the liquid soap into the plastic bowl.
Add a few drops of the coloring food to the soap.
Pour the water into the plastic bowl and mix all the ingredients.
Add the flour into the plastic bowl.
Mix the ingredients until you get a lot of foam.
After that, children can play with it, enjoy, and learn.
While children are playing with the foam, they can make prints or scrawls on a piece of paper.
Scrawls with green foam. Christmas painting idea for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Aside from Christmas painting idea for kids, you can also let toddlers color. Click the link below to download and print our Grinch coloring pages.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS PAINTING IDEA FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
This sensory activity can be performed with younger children, taking into account their needs. You can omit the step where they will use a piece of paper. Instead, you can carry out this Christmas activity in a bathtub with a bubble bath and using different objects so that they can have an additional stimulus while strengthening your affective bonds.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 2
This Christmas painting idea for kids activity can be done with older children. To make it more eye-catching, you can use different colored foam. You can put some objects at the bottom of the plastic bowl, and children must remove them.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION –THE GRINCH'S FOAM CHRISTMAS PAINTING IDEA FOR KIDS
This Christmas painting idea for kids video presents a step-by-step of the activity "THE GRINCH'S FOAM," designed for 1-2 years old children. A sensory activity with foam was carried out to stimulate their sense of touch.
This Christmas activity will allow children to develop skills such as recognizing textures, temperature recognition, concentration, and identifying colors. The materials needed to carry out the exercise are flour, liquid soap, food coloring, a plastic bowl, water, and a stirrer/whisk.
Fun Activity for Toddlers
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