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Parenting Matters Spring 17 HIGH RES

Body Painting Body painting is a fun sensory activity encouraging children to explore different colours, textures and their body movements. Although this activity can be very messy, it provides a variety of opportunities to develop your child’s learning and communication skills. Encouraging your child to use their hands and feet to create patterns on paper will give them the opportunity to discover what it feels like to have paint on their arms and legs, as well as notice what marks they can leave and the shape of their hands and feet. Discussing the texture of the paint and what it feels like helps to develop your child’s language and communication skills. Providing brushes and sponges encourages children to develop their gross motor movements and fine motor skills, create different patterns and pictures on the paper. You can extend this activity at home by using bubble wrap and other materials which creates different textures and patterns on the paper. With older children, you can develop their colour recognition skills by encouraging them to mix colours together to see which colours they can make. Victoria Witzenfeld Level 3 Early Years Educator, Brinkley Lane Nursery


Parenting Matters Spring 17 HIGH RES
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