Toddler Activities: Painting a Shape Collage ***a-below-h1.shtml***
Toddler Activities: Paint with tempera and adhere shapes in a collage Great activity for young toddlers and helps to reinforce
color, shapes and learning how to use a paint brush.
A great way to reinforce shape recognition is to work with shapes and color in a hands on activity. Using tempera paint and pre cut shapes makes
this an easy activity for even a young toddler.
Brush and Container for paint
White sheet of construction paper or cardstock
- Have child paint the paper first.
- Place a small dab of paint to back of cut shape and press onto paper..
- Let dry.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
There are special containers that can be purchased for tempera paints that help prevent spills,
offers an edge to wipe excess paint and covers for future use but an inexpensive container that works well are muffin tins.
For children just learning their shapes, focus on one shape at a time.
Cut the background sheet into the selected collage shape. In other words, place triangle shapes on a painted triangle shape.
Make into a card or use as wrapping paper.
Frame as a gift to a loved one. Small frames in sets of 3 make a nice collage of photos.
Concepts that can be pointed out are variation of shapes (triangle), size (large, small, long)
Count number of shapes used
Reinforce color identification
For a child who is familiar with shapes, cut shapes in various colors and have them identify each as they use them, use shape and color words to reinforce