Mommy Monday: DIY Rainbow Counting Book
I have been in clean out mode lately! Trying to get rid of stuff and organize! Anyone else with me? While I was cleaning I came across some assignments that were art projects I did while taking a class in college on how to teach art to elementary students. I found this Rainbow Counting Book and thought it would be fun to share with you in case you wanted to make this with your kiddos. I really love the concept of making a counting book out of your kids art!
First, you would have your kiddos finger paint on paper. You could also do different kinds of paintings for each page like mine. The paintings became the flowers on each page.
When it’s dry, decide what shapes you want to make in your counting book. I did tulips for mine, but you could choose anything. You could even do something different on each page. You could trace an object with a pencil or simply just cut out your shape from the finger painting.
Then, to make the book part, cut construction paper (pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue) different lengths to get the staggered look.
Help your child glue on the objects you cut out onto each page. Next, write the title and numbers on each page. Then staple it together to make a book. You could also laminate each page before putting it together.
Enjoy helping your child practice counting and learning their numbers!
Hope you all have a great day!