Stuck Inside? Try This.

Stuck Inside? Try This.

What is it about jumping headfirst off the coffee table onto the couch?!

As my 10 month old crawls around the living room floor, chaos surrounds him with two high energy preschoolers! 

So what’s a mom to do?

Bring out the contact paper, of course. Because this activity is sticky, and boy do preschoolers love sticky. 

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Let's Play! 

This activity requires little set up, with a little preplanning. 

PREPLANNING:

  • Stop by your local painting store for some paint chips. I like to grab (borrow, ask for, buy a couple gallons of paint to compensate, etc)  a variety in the same color to add decision making.
  • I enjoy listening to my preschoolers analyze which shade looks like the better choice when categorizing. 

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How I Prepped This:

Cut the contact paper into four even rectangles. (You may also like this contact paper roundup by Happy Toddler Playtime)

I like to use painters tape so the tape won't rip off the paint. (However, the downside is it doesn't photograph well)

Next, I added the paint chips into an egg carton top, and the boys went to town.

How do I keep up with all of our ideas? 

Our Alphabet Activity Cards help me think of ideas on days like this when we have to stay indoors.  

preschool color sorting
preschool color sorting

WHY COLOR SORTING AND COLLABORATIVE GAMES?

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

This is a great way to practice the skill of communication, taking turns, and speaking about the game's attributes. 

YOU CAN PLAY THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN:

  • With siblings
  • At playdates
  • In homeschooling group activities 
  • When you need a minute to yourself - because, #momneedsaminute 

Keep the contact up for future exploration! 

Colors are excellent to explore, like in this Picasso Tile primary color exploration activity or to use in this water dropper activity. 

Also, check out Busy Toddler's Sticky Sort! 

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Color Mixing Activity for Preschoolers

Color Mixing Activity for Preschoolers

It's Simple; Gather Sticks and Create.

It's Simple; Gather Sticks and Create.