Do you ever get a package in the mail with a ridiculous amount of paper in it as packing material? Instead of just tossing it all, I thought it'd be fun to do some large-scale painting.
M changed from her white sweatpants to shorts.
M asked for her name to be written. She did a great job writing each letter. Though you can't tell by looking at the final painting, as I watched her, she made all the proper strokes.
She also learned that mixing red and green will make brown.
Then we made a second painting using just her footprints. She loved this.
The paper is like a newsprint, so I was glad to have the newspaper down to protect the floor, even though the tempera paint is washable.
Before painting I had pulled M's hair into two ponytails. As soon as she began painting, I realized that they could turn into paintbrushes, too, so I had to pull her ponytails into one ponytail. I did it just in time.