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Mark Maker Monday’s is back!

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25/05/2020

We joined Lionel this week for some fun line activities!

Masking tape roads

I think pretty much every household has some toy cars/trucks and some masking tape! So we made the most of ours and made a road for our cars to drive around. Because it’s Lionel week and we are practicing our line mark making, we made our road into a rectangle.

What you need

  • Masking tape
  • Toy cars

What you need to do

  • Using the tape, make a road, any shape you like!
  • Push your cars round the road, encouraging your child to lean forward and push the cars with their arms

Gelli Baff play

Gelli Baff is my go to quick and easy activity. You can purchase it from a few stores like Toy World Mandurah, Target and Kmart, it’s normally in the shower gel section.

Gelli Baff is great because you can make as little or a much as you like and you only need a small amount each time, it goes a long way!

I like to make mine thicker, so it’s easy to grab and play with, but you can make it really slimy so your kids can pour it.

What you need

  • A box of Gelli Baff
  • Water
  • Baking tray with sides
  • Plastic rollers, cups, spoons etc

What you need to do

  • Pour 200ml of water into your baking tray
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Gelli Baff over the top and wait for it to soak in, mix with your hands
  • Depending on the texture you want, you can add more or less Gelli Baff, or more water!

Table colouring

This activity is great for strengthening arms at any age, even mine!

What you need

  • Paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Crayons
  • A table you can lie under, like a dining room table

What you need to do

  • Stick your paper to the underside of your table
  • Encourage your child to lie on their back (if they can reach, if not on their knees is fine)
  • Reach up and colour in the paper!
  • My arms hurt after this, I think I need some practice!

Rain clouds

It has been really stormy in the last 24 hours, so I thought we would finish on a fun fine motor skills activity by making our own rain picture! This activity is great for building hand and finger strength.

What you need

  • Paper
  • Spray bottles
  • Paint
  • Pens
  • Sticky tape
  • Towels

What you need to do

  • Stick up your paper onto a glass door
  • Squirt a small amount of paint into your spray bottle and then top up with water, give it a good shake
  • Draw some clouds at the top of your paper
  • Lay your towels on the floor underneath your paper
  • Encourage your child to squirt the paint onto the clouds to make it rain!

Have lots of messy fun!

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