• Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam

Invitation to Paint on Ice

Tinkerwonderplay X Grow Maple Invitations: Join us for a new series Afternoon Activities. This Thursday 5/27 @ 4pm PST on Instagram Live.


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Materials you will need:

· Ice

· Water

· Liquid Water Colors or Food Coloring

· Sensory Bin, Plastic Container, or Pyrex Tray

· Pipettes, Droppers, or Paint Brushes

· 3-4 Cups

How to Set Up the Invitation

· In the sensory bin, plastic container or Pyrex tray place a bed of ice.

· Fill up the cups with water and add drops of Liquid Water Colors or Food Coloring.

· Provide your child with pipettes, droppers, or a paintbrush.

· Invite your child to explore and paint the ice!

The Why? Developmental Benefits of this Invitation

· Science- As the ice melts they will explore a solid turning into a liquid. They will make predictions, observations, and theories throughout this whole process as well.

· Color Theory & Recognition- When painting the ice they will explore color theory through mixing colors (red+blue= purple, blue + yellow= green, red+ yellow=orange). When stating and observing what colors they are using this naturally boosts their recognition and the names of the colors.

· Fine Motor- By using a pipette, dropper or paintbrush they will enhance their fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination.

· Language Development- Throughout this whole process by speaking with your child or the child simply speaking their language will thrive and improve.




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