Fall Painting Activity
Fine Motor Painting With Tongs
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Fall Painting With Tongs!
We don’t get out the paints often here, but I wish we did! I thought it might be fun to paint with “apples” and tongs for our fine motor play this week. I don’t usually use food for projects that I immediately have to throw away, so I didn’t war to use real apples. Take a look at our construction paper apples! The tree took on a beautiful fall hue whether you call it an apple painting or leaf painting activity!
- construction paper
- acrylic paint
- tongs (dollar store find)
- large sheet of paper
- brown marker to draw tree
Fall Painting Simple Set Up
I used a divider tray to pour out some paint in red, green, and yellow colors. Liam helped me smoosh the paper into balls. I thought of favorite apple colors!
Fall Painting Leaves Or Apples With Tongs!
Tongs are a great way to practice fine motor skills and add a fun and unique dimension to a simple painting activity, but first we practiced pre-writing skills by drawing our tree. This was great practice for working on horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines without even trying!
Of course if the hands get involved too, that’s ok! He also enjoyed grasping the paper and swirling the colors. We mixed in a bit of color theory with the paint available. He tested out a few combinations to see what would happen.
The end result, a beautiful fall painting activity for kids filled with simple fine motor play!
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