The two year olds from Miss Larissa and Miss Luly’s class at the Day Nursery Hendricks County Early Care and Education Center in Avon did splat painting with various textured balls. Center Director Joy McCall shared that this was great fun and evolved into a bit of body painting too. Activities like this are not only fun but they are educational. When our teachers put their weekly lesson plans together, they make sure the activities relate to the The Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5.
Here is what the two year olds were learning today:
Math (This exercise asked the children to select the preferred item when given two choices), Science (The children were learning to use words to describe physical attributes of objects e.g, size, color) and Fine Arts (The goal is to get the children to delight in touch and feel of materials rather than what is being produced).