My preschooler is very intrigued by learning to read lately. I must admit, it’s often difficult to get her to sit down and focus on a book for more than 20 seconds. I’ve found that playing games is an easy way to spark her interest in practicing her reading skills.
Combining two of her favorite activities, coloring and playing games, seemed like a great way to hold her interest long enough to practice reading. So, we made this “Build-a-Mermaid or Monster” game to color and play together.
OOLY’s Lil’ Poster Paint Pods offer a fantastic palette of colors fit for a cosmic space theme! I loved the neon colors in this set, they’ve made it possible to create fantastical, “galactical” planets as a great paper mache project. These brightly colored planets would make great props for a school project, a space themed birthday party or just to hang in a child’s bedroom! And the perfect accompaniment to the D.I.Y Alien and Spacecraft from my previous blog.
Do you ever wish you can take a ride in a far-out spaceship through a galaxy filled with magnificent stars and colorful Milky Ways? Go on a space adventure with this alien and his little spacecraft. The alien tube craft printable fits nicely into his toilet tube vehicle made with some of OOLY’s fantastic art supplies such as their Lil’ Poster Paint Pods and Chalk-O-Rama chalk crayons.
We decided to acknowledge some of the special people in our children’s lives who have helped them grow and learn by giving them plants, decorative flower pots, and signed flags that say “Thank you for helping me to grow!” This fun craft makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or even a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Coloring is tons of fun, and it’s no wonder adult coloring is hot right now. Coloring books allow us to be interactive in someone elses art while being creative ourselves. Many people enjoy working in one coloring medium such as colored pencil or wax crayon, but we’ve made some pretty exciting discoveries mixed media coloring that we’d like to share.