November 8, 2010 § 10 Comments
I held this painting session with my child earlier today. He loves “discovering” alphabets, shapes, numbers etc. All day long I keep hearing things like “look mama a W”, “a beeg M”, “look a 15”, “look, look, I found a number 2″…..
So that gave me an idea..I drew numbers, alphabets and different shapes with a white crayon a white paper, and gave those papers to my son to paint over them with watercolors. As he kept painting, shapes and alphabets kept appearing on the paper. He wasn’t prepared for this as I hadn’t explained it to him..so as he proceeded to paint a “bird”, he was surprised to see a number 2 emerging on paper..”look mama my birdie number 2″ (my birdie is a number 2). As soon as he realized there was this treasure of numbers and alphabets hiding on the page, he started painting all over the page to uncover everything 🙂
It was a fun fun exercise for me and him 🙂
October 20, 2010 § 7 Comments
Sharing a few pictures of my son’s first finger painting..I used Crayola’s washable finger paints for the most obvious reason..they are *washable* 🙂
Having seen finger paintings on Playschool numerous times..Mr. Two was very excited and had loads of fun painting. He made two yellow suns..one was red and the other was blue! a wiggly snail, grass, flowers, and then quickly moved on to his favourite thing *racing cars* 🙂 He made a number of paintings..declaring each of his masterpiece “preetty painting”..sigh! wish I had his confidence and enthusiasm (and energy etc. etc.)..
I kept a bowl of water and kitchen towel for just-in-case..everything went smooth and there was no mess as I used paper to cover the table. I am going to put on small painting up in my kitchen 🙂 After the painting session I got loads of cuddle and kisses from my boy :’)
Spread the love and have a great painting session with your child 🙂