We did some finger painting on bubble wrap recently and both the toddlers and the preschoolers loved the feel of the bubbles under their fingertips as they squelched through some warm cornflour paint.
I decided to extend upon their interest in the bubble wrap experience and add it to a planned clay activity outside.
They also discovered that if they peeled back their pieces of bubble wrap after they had pressed them into the clay they could make wonderful circle imprints!I really enjoyed watching them work through the process and express joy with what they were creating….so simple but such important work!
Smooth gems were pressed into rough pinch pots and larger circle imprints were discovered when lifted out. Combined with the bubble imprints it was a whole new angle to explore!
Clay is such a wonderful sensory experience for children and although it looks very messy I simply hosed off the table and the kids washed their hands in a bucket of water before we went inside.
How do you like to play with clay or bubble wrap?
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