Materials needed: clear contact paper, different spring colored tissue paper cut up (we used yellow, turquoise, pink flowers, and green polka dots), scissors, and masking tape (if your baby likes to rip their art projects up!)
Every time he dropped a handful down, he would smack the paper and adhere the tissue to the contact paper. He really enjoyed the crinkly texture of the tissue paper. Today was the first time that I had to constantly tell him "no mouth"! He wanted so badly to have a taste of the tissue paper!
As he worked on his masterpiece, I talked to him about the different colors he was sticking down. I also showed him the flowered tissue paper and introduced him to the concept of flowers. Everything is so new to him. I feel like I could spend weeks on each new thing that interests him! It is so fun. We went over "blue, yellow, pink, purple, green, and white".
We also talked about Spring. I told Kingston all about the different weather and outdoor elements associated with Spring! I used Spring nouns like, "sunshine", "flower", "grass", "seeds", "rain", and "rainbow". Also, I told him the activities we could do in the spring with words like, "walk", "plant", "farm", "water", etc. We have a trip to the farm planned soon and I described all the things that we might see.
As he finished, I sang "You Are My Sunshine" to him several times. He loved it and gave me some great smiles! After he finished, I undid the tape and carefully removed his mosaic from the highchair pressing down any loose pieces as I lifted. Then I put the larger rectangle over his mosaic and sealed it, folding up all the corners to provide a clean seal. Then we hung it up on the window! I think it came out beautiful and he did an excellent job!!
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