Archive for May, 2008

Sponge Painting


I have done several finger painting projects with Hailey and I decided it was time to try something different.  So we did some sponge painting.  Sponge painting is a great activitiy to try with a toddler.  Sponge painting can be done with all sorts of different materials but I picked a regular old sponge.  Since we are working on learning shapes I cut the sponge in half to make two squares.

A very easy set up:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Sponge(s)
  • Painting paper





Then I put Hailey at the table and just let her explore the paint and the sponges.

The sponges have an interesting texture and leave an interesting print on the paper.  Hailey enjoyed painting for quite a long time. 

Then she started finger painting on the plate that I had put the paint on.  Hailey was drawing lines on the plate in the paint.  So, I started writing letters for her since I am working on letter recognition with her.

Then Hailey wanted me to write her name and Brooke’s name.

Then we used the sponge as an eraser and wrote more names and letters.  She loved it!  When she was done we let the plate dry with Brooke’s name on it and it turned out great.

From this project I thought of a new project to do- we are going to finger paint on paper plates.  When Hailey is done experimenting I will write a letter on the plate and leave it to dry.  Eventually we will have the entire alphabet.

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The Letter D


Every other week I introduce a new letter to Hailey.  I use a variety of ideas to help her learn the letter such as:

  • Make the letter out of toys (or clothes- as in the picture on the right).
  • Color a large D paper.
  • Draw D’s while playing in the dirt or sand.
  • Add D to our alphabet book.
  • Draw D’s with sidewalk chalk.
  • Play find the “D” with felt letters.
  • Here are several more ideas for the letter D from ChildFun.

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Bad Crafty Lady


I’ve been a very bad crafty lady lately.  I haven’t been doing many any crafts with Hailey.  This is part of the reason for my Mommy Guilt post I did the other day on my Livin’ With Me blog.

I had plans to do planting activities and zoo animal activities this month with Hailey.  But it hasn’t happened because the days go by so quickly and I run out of time.  There is still a week and a half left so I am going to try to do some zoo animal activities with her.  And I’m also going to work on some basic shape and color activities.  And of course, I’ll take pictures to post.

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