I know the colors of the rainbow.
Do you know them too?
If one color were missing,
Would you know which hue?
I start with the paintbrushes in random order and then after a few tries, I mix them up and make it a little harder. I’ve used this one with two preschools and two sets of storytime kids and all of them loved this new game!
Why, Five Little Ducks, of course! I managed to forget the words completely, so I asked my patrons to help me out and an older brother of one of the toddlers lead us through the rhyme. It was great, I couldn’t have planned it better!
We painted ducks with yellow paint and pom poms! This is one of my favorite crafts to do because gripping the clothespins and using them to pick up the pom poms is so great for fine motor skills. I do use the pom poms instead of cotton balls because I’ve found the cotton balls will unwind or fall apart when too much paint is used (and 100% of toddlers will use too much paint). It’s an easy craft that you can use with literally anything. It makes really lovely textures too!
Our literacy tip…
Even when your child isn’t sitting still or looking at the book, they’re still listening and absorbing what’s going on around them. Moving and playing is how young kids learn and interact with the world.