Fine motor skills are so important for preschoolers and this Rug Painting for Kids is a wonderful way to encourage exactly that. Don’t forget to add this quick and easy activity to your next preschool around the world theme!
We’ve been learning about so many wonderful topics related to world travel and the world market and today’s rug painting was no exception. Baby girl and I had a blast working on this activity together and it was the perfect way to introduce her to the concept of mixed media.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Each month, we receive not only the preschool curriculum kit but also the Little Goose Teacher Guide. I love that this awesome supplement adapts the activities in the regular Teacher Guide to be more developmentally-appropriate for even the littlest of learners.
Baby girl is growing and changing so quickly and her third birthday is just around the corner, but I still love flipping through each and every one of the engaging and hands-on tray play activities. There’s something really special about them.
And when I stumbled across this one, I knew that she would absolutely love it. I grabbed a tray, punchinella and bubble wrap, and of course, the supplies listed below.
Rugs are something we can lay out on the floor. We can sit on a rug. There are many different designs, colors, and sizes of rugs. People sometimes weave rugs and then sell them at a market.
I wanted her to have the opportunity to explore texture in a fun and unique way. After all, process art is all about the experience of making art and not the end product. This Rug Painting for Kids activity was perfect for that!
Rug Painting for Kids
What you’ll need
- Masking Tape
Here’s how to do it
- Put strips of masking tape across the paper to make a design
- Invite the child to paint all over the paper as desired.
- When dry, peel off the tape to reveal a fancy rug design.
For this activity, I put strips of colored tape across a sheet of mixed media paper and then gave baby girl several different colors of paint as well as punchinella, bubble wrap, and paintbrushes.
She dabbed paint over the punchinella, added texture with the bubble wrap, and painted even more fun patterns with the paintbrushes.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our exploring the world theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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