Having a toddler around means the days of “macro-management” is over. Now, I have to “micro-manage” my baby from wherever she goes to what she plays with. You never know what this little munchkin of mine is up to the next minute.
I have been thinking of new activities to Allysa and painting is one of them. But my biggest concern is that she might swallow the paint (she has a penchant for putting THINGS in her mouth. ) and I am not sure if I am ready for the amount of mess that she will make. I mean, if I do want to let he paint, I would want to let her have fun exploring her way without too much interference. (which I am not sure how I can cope right at this moment.)
So after some brainstorming, I recalled a great less-mess-same-fun activity that I had done with my preschoolers when I was teaching years ago.
All you need are paintbrushes (those painter kind) and small buckets from the hardware store. And water to have all the fun!
There are many alternatives to this great activity. You can add in chalks or spray bottles to create colours and splatters for the older kids.
|Allysa had so much fun painting with water along my Mom’s corridor. |
And what’s more fun is that my Mom stays at the 1st level. She had a big area to explore with
and my Mom got a free wash of her gate at the same time.
So what are some of the less-mess-same-fun activities do you let your tods engage in? Please share and I would love to hear from you.
Have a merry-making Monday!