I thought I would show you the fun the toddler twosome had recently painting and tracing their names.
Such an easy little activity but they really enjoyed the thrill of seeing their names at the end and I think the masterpieces turned out quite well…..they are now hanging in their rooms!
Using masking tape I roughly marked out their names in the middle of the card and then laid out some paint with brushes of varying thicknesses. I also taped around the edge to form a little border to give it that added ‘masterpiece’ feel!
The girls approached this activity in very different ways…Tara loved painting all the gaps first before trying to trace over the letters ….a difficult skill for this age so if you decide to give it a try just keep your expectations realistic…they are not meat to be ‘writing’ as yet!
A little in awe of all that glorious paint and not quite sure whether to touch it or not at that stage…she still takes a little while before jumping in to messy, sensory type play this beautiful SPD girl or ours.
After making sure they had covered all of the tape (not a problem with Tara!!) I left it to dry in the sun for a day ….and it did take a full day to dry completely as they put enough paint on to cover a house I think!
I then peeled off the tape carefully…(the shiny surface of the card was very helpful with this!) and we stood back to watch the great reveal!
The toddler twosome were so excited and quickly began to start tracing their names with their fingers. A great opportunity to again talk about the letters, count the letters in their name and also use some fine motor skills!
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