In the Baby room, we all love to take part in different sensory activities. Last week we explored paint using our fingers and hands. We were very proud of our work so decided to make a display board to share our fabulous creations!
All of the babies loved getting stuck into the activity and getting their hands messy, exploring the different textures of the paint in the black tray. We enjoyed painting so much, that we are planning to explore paint in lots of other ways, for example by using different tools and brushes in the paint to make marks, mixing colours together to make new colours and adding glitter to the paint to make it sparkle.
The babies made sounds expressing their excitement and happiness during the activity and were focused on the texture of the paint on their skin and between their fingers.
The carers supported the babies by exploring the paint with the children and encouraging them to use their hands in the paint. The carers also used descriptive language during the activity such as naming colours, describing the way the paint feels (“cold”, “wet”, “slippery”) and modelled using their fingers to make marks in the paint.
Enjoys the sensory experience of making marks in damp paint (8-20 months)
Make connections between their movement and the marks that they make (16-26 months)