Learning by Dearest: Northern Lights

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Light the way to learning shapes and colors with this engaging Northern Lights activity!

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Fine motor practice
  • Color recognition
  • Shape recognition

AGE: 3 – 5 Years Old

TIME: 30 Mins

CATEGORY: Motor Skills, Shapes, Colors

MATERIALS:

  • Black paper
  • Cardstock paper
  • Colored chalk
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls/tissue paper

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Spread out an old newspaper or place a mat down to protect your child’s work surface. This activity can be messy!
2
Tape the mountain ranges to the bottom part of a black piece of paper and the stars to the top. Ask your child to count out the stars and mountain ranges as they’re taped down.
3
Have your child select several of their favorite colors, and using those colors, have them color in as much as they can of the black paper.
4
To complete the effect, have your little one use cotton balls to mix and blur the different colors of the chalk together.

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TIPS
  • Introduce new vocabulary throughout the activity, such as ‘mountain range’ and ‘northern lights’.
  • After your child selects their favorite colors, explain the difference between primary and secondary colors. Have them blend two primary colors together and see what happens!
  • Throughout the activity, ask your child what each material feels like; have them focus on using descriptive language.
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