A few days ago the kids did a super fun preschool shape activity that we hadn’t done before and I couldn’t wait to share it! We love using paint with the protection or brown paper because it makes all the mess easier to clean up. Throwing in the shapes was a little different and a great way to learn about shapes and colors. It’s also good to just explore and be creative sometimes.
The set up for this is super easy, so in a very short amount of time, using materials that you may already have in the house. So take a look at how we did this toddler project quick and easy!
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Paint Stamp Preschool Shape Activity
1.Large roll of Brown Paper. If you look at some of my latest posts, you will see that I use this a lot. I usually buy three or four at a time because they can be used for sooo many things but you can get thicker rolls online here.
2. Washable Paint for Kids- My favorite brand is Crayola washable paint.
3. I use paint tape to hold the paper down because it comes up easy and doesn’t leave residue behind.
4. Napkins to wipe off the paint shapes.
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1.I started by spreading the brown paper on the table and taping the edges to the table so the paper wouldn’t move.
2. Next I spread out four colors of paint for each kid. I let them pick the colors that they wanted to use. Spreading out the paint so that it is fairly thin is an important step. It made the stamping much easier and we wasted less paint.
3. My last step was to provide the shapes and divide them up evenly so the kids wouldn’t fight over them lol. I provided the paper towels for wiping as well.
4. As they stamped, I did help to guide them, as I usually do. And after we were done, i just picked up the paper and put all the toys in the sink to rinse them off. Super easy clean up! (if they kids don’t get dirty :))
And that’s it! For a great shape activities list, check out My Bored Toddler’s post!
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