While we read, I pointed out all of the footballs in the pictures. I also pointed out the different football equipment. Then, I came up with a really fun project for us to do, a tape resist football!
For this project you will need: a piece of white cardstock, masking tape, scissors, blue and orange fingerpaint (you may also want to add a little red to the mixture depending on the shade of brown you want to achieve!)
Using the masking tape, I cut strips and made a football design on the white cardstock. Then I taped the piece of cardstock to Kingston's high chair and mixed some brown paint. Using the orange and blue paint (and a tiny bit of red) I made a nice shade of brown and spooned some onto the paper.
I've never seen Kingston paint so enthusiastically before! He immediately started moving the paint around the paper using large swiping motions. Then he started scratching the paint over the tape, feeling the difference in texture between the paper and the tape. He did really well covering the paper.
When he couldn't reach the far side, I flipped the paper around. While he painted, I talked to him about the color "brown" and about footballs. We have never painted with brown before, so this was a great opportunity to introduce him to the color!
He was very proud of his football! After he was done, I cleaned up my messy little nugget and we put the football to the side to dry. When we made our Tape Resist Easter Eggs, I didn't quite wait for the paint to dry before I removed the tape. So this time, I wanted to make sure I gave the project ample time to dry! Fingerpaint dries super quick. After an hour or so, I peeled off the tape to reveal Kingston's football. I had planned on cutting it into a football shape, but I loved how it looked in rectangle form. So I left it! If you try this project. however, you could definitely cut it.