Shiny nautical templates

Shiny nautical templates


polystyrene trays
scalpel (for adult use only)
finger painting paper
blue and yellow finger paint
shallow trays

What should be done:

1. Ask the children to draw simple fish shapes on the paper. Use them to create templates, placing the drawings on polystyrene trays and cutting out their outlines with a scalpel.

2. Spray water on the table tops and place your finger paint on them, shiny side up. In the center of each wet sheet, put a little blue paint.

3. Help the children put on their aprons.

4. Encourage the little ones to paint the sheets with both hands, and not just your fingertips. Once the children have spread the paint over the sheets, edge to edge, in several places of the pages, add a little yellow paint to differentiate the effect. Explain to children, that since the sea has many shades of blue and green, the drawings will look more realistic, if you put a little smudged yellow paint on them, which will look like water currents. Wait, until the paint and paper are dry.

5. Give the dried up works to the children. Ask them to paint the strip at the bottom edge of the sheet in a dark color, to create the seabed.

6. Pour the paint of different bright colors into shallow containers. Show children, how to put fish-shaped stencils on the sheets and apply paint. Encourage children to use a variety of templates and colors, to paint many species of fish.

What else can be done:

Place the templates permanently in the plastic corner.

Plasticity: Repeat this game on another day, this time using a combination of red and blue paint, to get a purple color, and yellow and red paint, to get the orange color.

maths: Cut 11 cardboard fish, write the numbers from on them 0 into 10 and ask the children, to put them in the correct order.

Music: Sing a song about fish.

Fun at the table: Give children different shells and encourage them to compare them.

Snack: Give the kids a blue fruit drink and fish-shaped crackers.