Rosie has been enamored with the sky recently. She is always pointing upward in regard to a bird, a helicopter, or a unique cloud formation drifting by. We have been talking a lot about day, night, the sun and moon. What better way to further extend our exploration of the sky then to paint it? How does one paint the sky you ask? With a mirror of course!
For this activity, I took a mirror, and laid it outside, facing upward. When looking into the mirror, you could see the sky. I set out paint colors that are connected to the sky. I set out yellow and orange for the sun, white for the clouds, and blue for the sky. The yellow and orange are also colors Rosie has recently observed in the sky during sunset.
First Rosie and I just looked into the mirror together, talking about what we saw. We talked about the brightness of the sun, and how we shouldn't look directly at it. We talked about the clouds, and their varying shapes, and we talked about all the colors we saw in the sky. We also talked about the birds we say flying overhead.
Then it was time to paint!
Rosie was so excited to be painting the sky! She started with the orange paint, and told me she was painting the sun.
|Painting the sky|
Then it was time to add clouds and sky.
No matter what painting method we are using, Rosie inevitably chooses to use her hands. She really gets into her creations, quite literally lol
Once she was done painting, she asked if she could walk on the sky. I saw no reason why not.
It's not everyday you get walk on sunshine after all :)
Children should only use mirrors when closely supervised. Rosie was helped on and off the mirror, and I ensured she was safe throughout this fun activity.
Here is her finished creation
This was a fun and educational way to further explore the sky. This is an activity we will return to often. I look forward to doing this again when Rosie is a little older, and her artistic skills have further developed.
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