Play silly songs and let your child draw or paint a picture that represents that. This activity is all about imagination – no two pictures should look alike. Encourage your child to experiment with the different art materials. For example, watercolor paint could represent whimsical sounds, while markers might be better suited for loud sounds.
Materials (but not limited to):
- Paint Brushes
- Colored Pencils
- Stamp Pad
- Two-year-olds—Sit with your child while the music is playing and explore the songs by singing with them or even dancing silly with them.
- Three-year-olds—Ask them questions about how they are feeling? What did they create while listening to music? Be sure to prompt your child by asking open ended questions rather than questions they may answer with yes or no.
- Four-/Five-year-olds—Ask them questions about how they are feeling? What did they create while listening to music? See if you child can add complexity to their picture by drawing identifiable shapes and objects in their picture.
Skills Supported: social and language, promoting creativity and independent thinking, fine motor, and hand-eye coordination