Let’s Get Painting!

This month the children are investigating camping. One of the staples of camping is S’mores. The students will be given the chance to explore their creative side. The children will be provided with marshmallows, paper and easel and paint. Let your child go to town discovering the sensory experience of painting with marshmallows as a brush.  This will be a delight for kids of all ages!

Materials:

  • Marshmallows
  • Paper
  • Easel
  • Paint

Age-appropriate Adaptations:

  • Two-year-olds—Pop the marshmallow on a spoon or fork to make it easier to hold. Show your child photos or books about camping and ask them to paint what they see. You can also sing fun camping songs with your child as they paint.
  • Three-year-olds—Have the child place the marshmallows on a stick on their own. Ask your child to count as they use the marshmallow to make dots on the canvas. Ask your child to tell you a story about a time they went camping or have them make a story up.
  • Four-/Five-year-olds—Have the child attempt to write letters and numbers with their marshmallow.  Have your child help you plan an imaginary camping trip while they paint, use the marshmallow to paint a map to the destination.

Skills Supported: Paint at the easel, describe what is being painted, explore recognize numerals in print

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