Activity For Kids:

Mess free Earth painting

Not only is this activity mess free, but it uses common household items such as paint and paper bags.

It also makes a beautiful work of art that looks like Earth.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Mess free Earth painting.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Squish a bit of blue and then green paint on each paper plate

Step 2

Add the paper plates to the ziploc bags

Step 3

Seal the bags, letting all the air out

Step 4

Invite your kids to smush around the paint on the plates to form an Earth shape

Both our five year old and our two year old loved smooshing the paint around to create their Earth. This was fantastic fine motor practice for them.