What is the lesson: Triangle Paintings
- PW34. The young toddler controls small muscles in hand.
- CD37. The older infant begins to experiment and explore with various art media (paint, finger-paint, playdough, markers, crayons, chalk).
- CD66. The younger toddler explores with sensory art materials and uses them to create visual effects.
Learning Outcomes: Your toddler will begin to recognize common shapes like triangles.
Video of triangles found in nature:
- Cut sponge into triangles
- Pour paint into cups
- Allow toddler to dip sponge pieces into paint and stamp paper
Activity Wrap Up:
Go for a walk around your house. See how many different places you can find triangles in your house.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Your child may be able to find the triangle when asked “which shape is a triangle,”
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend the activity by including cut out circles and squares too and ask your toddler to point to each shape.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
Don’t have paint? Use yogurt, and discard the picture when complete.