With April almost over and May around the corner here are some simple yet fun activities you can do to help your little ones grow.
Cupcake Liner Flowers
- Cupcake liners of your choice
- Popsicle sticks
- Green construction paper for leaves
- Buttons or felt pom-pom balls
- Markers or crayons
Invite your child to color their cupcake liner in any color or pattern. After coloring is complete place a dot of glue on the top of a popsicle stick and help your child glue down the cupcake liner flower. Invite them to select either a button or pom-pom ball and glue on the inside of the flower. Lastly, cut out leaves from your construction paper and glue to the popsicle stick just below the flower. Viola!
Frozen Paint Pops
- 1-2 ice cube trays (that you don’t mind getting messy)
- Popsicle sticks (1 for each cube)
- Tempera paint – choose your favorite colors or a rainbow of choices
- Paper of your choice (butcher, construction, watercolor, paper plate, or a canvas
Place some of each color of paint in each ice cube. You can keep each cube one color or mix them to make swirl affect. After filling each cube almost to the top, place a popsicle stick in each paint cube. Next simply lean the sticks against the tray and place in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to use them pop them out of the trays and take start painting! If you are painting inside on a rainy day then you will need to let the cubes thaw for a few minutes. If the sun is shining and you are painting outside no thawing is necessary prior to project. Viola!