I love any activity that is not only fun for my kids, but educational too. This was also ridiculously simple to set up, which is always a bonus.
For this project I pulled out my fantastic Melissa and Doug Finger Paint Paper (not sponsored, I just love it…although if Melissa and Doug wanted to sponsor me I wouldn’t be opposed 😉 ). This paper is great because it’s thick and doesn’t tear when kids add a lot of paint to the paper.
All I did was take a trusty Sharpie and draw shapes on the paper for my daughter, and some of the Dolch Pre-K sight words on my son’s paper.
I taped the paper to our kitchen table and let them paint away with some homemade flour paint (though you could just as easily use store bought). My daughter still tends to eat a lot of our art projects 😉
This activity was great because we got to talk a lot about what they were painting on (identifying words and shapes). Fine motor, language, and sensory skills all tackled in one simple project = a total win!