A few days ago we dyed some pasta with food coloring and Vinegar. It needed to set a few days so that they would be completely dry. Today each child was given a bowl of all of the color pastas and a peice of twine. the goal was to thread the pasta onto the twine to make a necklace. As you can imagine, this took some work. Some got bored quicker than others. And some needed a hand with theirs, but they all completed a necklace. It was great for fine motor skills and we discussed color recognition.
This morning I asked the kids what they wanted to do. A couple responsed with “paint”. We didn’t have any planned activity as far as painting so it was just free painting. I gave them a plate with all sorts of colors of paint and they just painted away. It became rather amusing for me. A couple of the kids were very serious about their paintings, whiles others went from painting with their brushes to finger painting to full hand painting, as you can see. I enjoyed seeing them do this. We discussed the colors of paint they were using, and holding the paint brush worked on their motor skills.