In these fun sensory activities for Easter, children will create bunny faces with their own hands and feet! Sometimes the simplest sensory activities can inspire the some creative artwork too!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: different colors of washable paint, white paper
WHAT TO DO:
Refer to the picture as an example and follow along with the sequence of steps described below. First, squeeze a little bit of each different paint color onto its own paper plate for the child’s hands, fingers, and feet to rub into before printing.
1 – Bunny bowtie using feet, heel over heel (one foot at a time)
2 – Bunny face using only their whole hand with fingers pressed tightly together
3 – Two bunny ears using just one isolated index finger (or index and middle pressed tightly together)
4 – Bunny eyes using single fingerprints
5 – Bunny nose using a single fingerprint
6 – Bunny mouth using single sideways thumbprint or drawn with a q-tip
7 – Long bunny whiskers drawn with a q-tip or the child’s little finger
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Simply fingerpaint a bunny instead of using the more complex prints described above. Allow your child to draw his bunny using his fingertips for some fine motor fun!
-Create these bunny prints on cloth napkins using fabric paint to use for years to come during Easter brunch or dinner!
-For a funny motor planning challenge, allow your child to try to paint a bunny face using only his big toe!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, coordination, sensory integration, visual motor integration
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