Our theme for the week is FRUIT! We have made a couple fun crafts. This one is simple and a BIG language activity. Did you know I am a Speech Language Pathologist too?! I like to look for activities that use a lot of different language and let Millie explore everyday objects.
This activity is Stamping sponges on paper to make watermelons and strawberries. I bought the sponges at the Dollar store. It is a great place to find a lot of fun project items for super cheap.
For this project you will need::
Sponges- you cut out a triangle and a strawberry shape
Paint- red, black, green
Paper or Cardstock
Paper plate- to put the paint on
Place the sponge in the paint and place on the paper. Millie put a lot of strawberries on her paper! She was loving the stamping. After take green paint and finger print the stems for the strawberries. While we do the fingerprinting we count how many we are doing. After take your pinky and do black dots on the strawberries for the seeds! We talk about how the paint feels cool and squishy, the sponge is soft, and we use a lot of counting. Counting the strawberries, counting when we make all of the dots, etc. We also talk about colors and tried to think of other things that were red! This is a bit challenging for a two year old, but older kids would do much better! We talked about how strawberries are FRUIT and the letter of the week is F. You can talk about SO much with this activity.
We did the same thing with the watermelon. Sponge in paint, on paper, then we used our finger to finger paint the rind of the watermelon and then dots again for the seeds. With the watermelon we discussed shapes! How the water melon is round to start then this was cut into triangles. Once again we counted the black dots while we were dotting and then counted how many watermelon slices we made! We talked about how the fruit tastes too! Cold, wet, sweet, slimy, etc.
Looking for ways to use as much language as possible is an amazing way to teach your child more. Talking about shapes, textures, temperatures, colors, numbers, etc is great for their little brains to take in!
Make sure to Pin this to your Pinterest page for later! What is your favorite fruit?!
28 thoughts on “Fruit Art”
This is so fun! I love it, thanks for sharing!
What a good craft to do with young kids. It seems that your daughter loved doing it.
How much creativity with such simple tools I really find that it is a very nice idea!
Surely, pre-school teachers should learn something for their kids to do while at school
Oh, how fun is this! I’ll bet the kids just love having a craft day, especially during quarantine!
This is so easy and simple to make yet, I bet she had so much fun her smile says it all. This is so beautiful thanks for sharing.
We did this once a long time ago when I was in Girl Scouts, it was so much fun!
wow this activity looks amazing..will love to try with kids…your daughter looks so cute
How fun! I love this art craft, it’s one I’d love to do with my young kids and keep for a long time.
So cutely and lovely baby, all kids love doing this a lot, it makes them happy at the discoveries.
What a cool activity for kids and grown-ups! I would totally do it!
That is so cute. My grandbaby is at the age that she would love to finger paint so I should make this with her.
How fun is this. When I was a kid crafting with my mom was my favorite thing. Now I get to have that experience with my neices and nephews.
Oh what a fun little craft! It looks like she really enjoyed it!
Such a fun activity to do with kids! I am going to do this with my kids this weekend.
Super cool and artsy baby girl. I hope you had fun with this activity. I know you’ve had.
What an amazing craft idea! I have to steal this!
Lovely girl! She looks like she had fun painting!
Wow. This looks like so much fun. For the big kids (ie: adults) too!
Yes!! It is!
This looks like a fun and easy activity ideas for kids. Will have to try this with my niece.
spong painting always looks so neat! I’ll have to make some fruit art with my kids this summer ; ) Fun!
Yes! Y’all will have fun!
This is such a simple yet pretty idea 🙂
What a fun and creative idea! My niece got some paints from her birthday celebration so I’ll suggest doing this with her.
She would love that!
I love this, it looks so fun! I can’t wait to try it with my LO when she’s a little older 🙂