Monday, February 28, 2011

* Bamboo Blocks Rainbow Land

When it's a yucky gray day outside,  sometimes you have to make your own Rainbows indoors. 

"C" and I had fun building this little 
Rainbow Land 
together last week while big sister was at school. 

She wanted to use our Contina Bamboo blocks and our wooden stacking rainbow
to build a little "land" for some of  our favorite little animal friends.

She's really into sorting, organizing,
and categorizing right now.
(I think it's a preschool thing... or not, since I still do it too!)

I love the way she kept the colors in separate areas and then  matched up the animals to their colors. 

Happy Rainbow Making!

pink and green mama, MaryLea


amomwithalessonplan.com said...

I love those blocks. What a fun way to play with color,

Sunshine Mama said...

I love rainbow colors, but this is just so cute! It sure would brighten anyone cold winter days :)

Homemade said...

Your art projects look so fun. What age did you start doing art and crafts with your children. I am just 7 months pregnant right now and I am just looking into everything. I am a creative person and I wan to share that with my new child.
I look foward to seeing all the creative ideas you have!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Homemade --

You can expose your children to "art" as soon as you're ready. I bought board books for my kids with some of the great masters in them (Cassat, VanGogh, Matisse)

We listened to classical music and all genres of music.
We read tons of books -- I think children's book illustrations are a great way to be exposed to a variety of art media, styles, and techniques.

As far as "making art goes" once your child stops putting things in their mouth all the time you can start by drawing on big sketch paper with soy crayons, chalk on the driveway, etc.

I love finger painting with colored vanilla pudding or yogurt with babies on their high chair trays!! Fun!

I would recommend reading my post about Favorite Art supplies for Toddlers-- it has some techniques you can introduce when you're ready for it!
Honestly, this is probably a whole post that I need to write. : )

Hope this helps!!


Heather said...

Those blocks are beautiful.

I wrote a post about my favorite craft blogs and listed yours as one of them. I just thought I would let you know. I enjoy your blog, it's a wonderful inspiration and fun place to go to get ideas for educational and natural play ideas.


Homemade said...

Thank you so much I am going to check out that blog post! I am so excited to be beginning this journey and I am thankful I found this blog!

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