Today we did some painting! I found the cutest little project that I knew Jake would love over at Kids Craft Weekly. It is a digger (Jacob informed me that it is a front end loader) that you can put together. Knowing Jacob's not so gentle touch, I decided to do something a little different with it.
He started by painting the loader. It was the first time I have seen him take care while painting/coloring. Usually he just scribbles with the paint brush or crayon but this time he was very careful to stay in the lines the best he could. It was fun to watch him with such focus. Now that he has turned three I see him really changing.
He painted the wheels black and painted around in a circle to fill them. He was not perfect but he certainly took more precision than usual.
While we let the loader paper dry, Jacob decided that he needed to draw some dirt on the paper for the loader to pick up. I then cut out the loader and helped Jake put it together. To put it together there are letters that you need to match. This was great letter practice for Jake.
We just glued the pieces down on the paper. Jake then colored some "workers" in the windows and his name on the side of the paper. He also had the dirt and some tree branches on the paper. Fun little project! You can get the printable at Kids Craft Weekly.