Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well)
Show your child how to dip the cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper
to create a print. You can make pictures or greeting cards by using cookie cutters, and colored paper.
For a very simple art project, supply the children with a piece of paper and stickers. For
younger children this provides an excellent fine motor activity.
Obtain a white carnation. Fill a clear vase or jar half with water. Ask your child which
color he/she would like to make the carnation, and add food coloring in the vase to that
color (Make the color dark). Color mixing is a good science lesson. Then put the
carnation in the water. What happens after a few days?
Cut colored posterboard into any shape and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn into the cards.
Following in the Footsteps of Jesus
Cut out large foot print shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and
cut them out. Place them on the floor for the children to follow.
Shapes and Numbers
Cut out ten shapes. Number them one to ten. Ask the children to line up the shapes from one to ten. Instead of numbers, use the books of the Bible.
Shaped Balloon Prints
In a pie tin, place three to five teaspoon sized portions of different colored pastel tempera
paint evenly spaced about the area. Inflate a small balloon to a size which will easily fit in
the palm of your child's hand. Show your child how to "dip" the balloon in the paint and
press firmly onto a piece of paper. Let your child mix the colors, or use one color at a
time. This is messy, but the results are wonderful.
Cut out shapes (heart, round, etc) from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.
Pastel Noodle Necklaces
Supply the children with pasta noodles that have been dyed pastel colors and yarn. Have
the children thread the noodles onto the yarn to make a necklace.
Have children write a name (Jesus, Moses, etc.) on construction paper. Supply the children with dyed pasta noodles and glue and have them paste the noodles to the name or all but the name.