This week in our Pre-toddler room the children have enjoyed exploring different mark making materials on large pieces of paper taped together and placed on the floor. Having the paper on the floor allowed the children freedom to spread out and make marks using both small and large movements, supporting their fine and gross motor skills.
The children enjoyed painting with their hands and feet to make different marks and mix the colours while feeling the texture of the paint. As well as paint, the children enjoyed using stamps to make patterns on the paper. When a child’s marks crossed another child’s marks, they mixed their paint colours together and giggled.
Carers demonstrated drawing different shapes and pictures to support the children’s learning and development.
This was a messy activity but the children thoroughly enjoyed using their bodies to make marks freely without the restriction of paper size or a table top.
EYFS: Expressive arts and design 16-26 months: Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration and using of whole body.
Notices and is interested in the effects movements have on marks.