The Pre-toddlers have been using pine cones and cars to make all sorts of amazing paintings!

Pine cone painting

The Pre-Toddlers headed out to the garden to collect pine cones. They took a container to pop the pine cones into and carefully placed each one in demonstrating how well our hand eye coordination is developing and we even tried to count the pine cones as we put them in the container. We then took the pine cones back inside to use them to paint and make marks with. We had lots of coloured paint to choose from and loved making marks and getting very messy!


Car painting

The Pre-Toddlers have been very interested in anything that rolls recently!  So, we have been planning and incorporating lots of rolling activities into their play. Today we used the slide and dipped the wheels of the cars in paint, then we rolled the cars down the slide to make different marks. It was lots and lots of fun and we also used lots of counting language, we loved saying, “1, 2, 3, go!”.


EYFS Links

Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials 8-20 months – Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.

Understanding the world: The world 8-20 months – Knows things are used in different ways, e.g. a ball for rolling or throwing, a toy car for pushing.

Physical Development: Moving and Handling 8-20 months – Enjoys the sensory experience of making marks in damp sand, paste or paint.

Mathematics: Numbers 16-26 months – Says some counting words randomly