Learning through sponge painting
Sponge painting is a versatile art activity for kids of any ages. Both my gems enjoyed themselves so much, the pictures will tell it all. And it is really cheap and easy to prepare. I have gotten my sponges from Daiso (8 rectangle pieces for 2 bucks) and Crayola Washable Paint from Wei Ting Enterprise at Millenia Walk. You can also get the washable paint from any Popular book stores.
- A3-sized drawing paper
- Washable paint
- Paper plate
- Cut your sponges into various shapes
- Squeeze some washable paints onto the paper plates
- Give your kids papers to work on
- Dip the sponge into the paint and stamp it on the paper
LEARN THROUGH PLAY
Sponge painting is fun and you can take the opportunity to teach your children about shapes and colours. Sonia already knew about colours and shapes so it was ‘kind of’ a recap activity for her. Arnold is only 16-month-young, and you might have guess, shapes and colours are still foreign to him. I would tell him the shape of the sponge as he stamped away happily but if you asked what he had taken away from this activity, I would say FUN. What about knowledge of shapes and colours? I have to be honest, I’m not sure if he actually learned what is a circle, a square, a rectangle or a triangle. I’m not sure if he can differentiate purple from orange. But I believe, as long as I keep inputing knowledge and constantly work on these, he will eventually learn colours and shapes. The key to learning is to keep your kids engaged. And the best way to engage your kids is to learn through play.