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Paint to the Music


Paint to the Music

[20 Minutes]

Combine fingerpainting with music to create some mood painting.

You'll need:

• fingerpaint • music • paper (freezer paper works well)

What to do:

  1. Play some fast and some slow music for your child. Watch your child's movements to the tempos. Ask her if she feels happy and excited.
  2. Invite your child to fingerpaint while the music is playing. Tell her to pretend her fingers are dancing on the paper as she paints.
  3. Display your child's art work where the family can enjoy it together.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What color of paint are you using? Is this your favorite color?
  • How does the paint feel on your hands? wet? slippery?
  • Is it fun to paint with the music playing? Would you like to dance too?

Useful information:

While you are playing together, your child is developing language skills, small muscle skills, eye/hand coordination and thinking skills.

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