Boy had a day at home on Wed and we decided not to waste the day. He spent 1 1/2 hours decorating paper plates with a winter theme. Girl joined in too, as did I. I put a selection of cookie cutters in wintery shapes out along with blue and white paints, glitter paint, and some bubble wrap for printing with.
Girl enjoyed sploshing paint and glitter all over her plates. Boy went for more sophisticated designs using the cutters. He put down layers of blue paint and glitter and then used the cutters to put white shapes over the top.
Then he filled in the shapes with paint.
Some good painting and fine motor skills developing here. The bubble wrap was fun to print with and made a lovely snowy effect against a blue background.
These would look lovely hung up somewhere as Christmas decorations.
As the activity went on we talked about wintery weather, ice and snow. Later on we read 'The Gruffalo's Child' and boy read one of his reading books called 'The Snowman' from the Biff, Chip and Kipper series. We played some more with our snow dough (will post about that at a later date).