After a big morning of pizza making with a few friends and their kids (8 kids 4 years old and under!!) I had my girls and my nice Emily to entertain for the afternoon. We needed an easy activity to do that they could all do and meant that I wasn’t run off my feet so painting wasn’t an option!! So we got out some big paper, covered the table and the girls got creative.
What you need:
Paper – I have big sheets that you can get from art shops and newsagents. Or in you have a local newspaper printers nearby (we do!) you can buy rolls of newspaper that hasn’t been printed on, (kind of like butchers paper) Or you can tape together A4 sheets to make one big sheet
Tape – Masking tape
Crayons, pencils, chalk or textas
Tape the paper on to the table and put the crayons in the middle and get creative!
Today this activity kept the girls occupied for about 30 minutes. Then after my girls left the table Emily continued to fill the page with colour.
This is a great activity for not only the benefits of drawing but also allowing children to share a common space, learn about personal boundaries and sharing materials.