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Finger Painting a Christmas Tree

Today Jacob decided he wanted to paint. I thought we would go ahead and follow our plans to Finger Paint a Christmas Tree. I cut a tree out of green construction paper and passed it along to Jacob. He took it from there! As I explained before he no longer enjoys finger painting but LOVES painting, so I modified the plans.
We used the Bingo Markers again. He loves these because they are so easy to use and because the make a "ball" when you "bang, bang" them on the paper! :) 
We used regular paint as well. I pulled out some green and yellow. I told Jacob to paint lights on the tree with the yellow paint and paintbrush. In the picture above, he is pointing to the colors and saying, "ball, ball." He did the same for the yellow lights, "ight, ight." It pleased me to see him do this because it shows me that he understands what a Christmas tree is and that can use his imagination to create his own!
I encouraged Jake to put a star at the top of the tree but he went on adding his 'balls' so I put the star on the tree. He was able to point to the star at the top of the tree when I ask, "Where is the star?"

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  1. Oh his tree looks great! You know, I REALLY will have to go and get crafty with my youngest (13mths), she LOVES watching her brother and me craft!

    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up

    Hope to see you there!



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