Whenever I can, I try to combine learning activities with practical, real experiences that my children can relate to. Lately, one of Y’s favourite foods has been strawberries! He can munch on an entire package in one go. Even baby N has been loving them! Of course, this has meant, we needed to do some fun strawberry themed works. Today, I am sharing a fun counting activity in combination with painting for toddlers! So, we have combined art and math with this cute seasonal activity. It’s perfect for a quick summer afternoon activity.
Painting for Toddlers: Strawberry Basket Art
This painting activity is perfect for toddlers or children two years old and up.
You can use this cute activity to reinforce number quantity. Additionally, this is a painting work and because the finger is used as the medium, you are also helping them to strengthen finger muscles.
When presenting activities like this, I make sure to give Y everything he will need to complete the activity (and clean up any mess).
When setting up a work like this – one with the potential for mess and dirty hands, I like to provide water. Here, I gave Y a pitcher with water, a bowl, and a towel. He could pour the water over his hands to clean them and use the towel to dry.
You will need
- Free printable download (see below)
- Red and green paint in a small bowl
- Access to water
- A bowl for pouring the water
- Optional: Paintbrush
I presented the cards to Y and showed him how to paint the strawberries using his fingers.
Next, he added the leaves and stems with the green paint.
I also gave Y a paint brush just in case he wanted to use that instead of his fingers. I know he dislikes dirty fingers. To my surprise, he did use his fingers for all of the cards except one!
- Strawberry Basket Cards 0-9
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Download your own Paint for Toddlers: Strawberry Number Cards by clicking on the image below or the text underneath it.
Strawberry Basket Number Cards
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