Your local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… potato stamps!
Did you know that potatoes can be used to teach your child shapes and colours? In this blog, we’ll show you how potatoes can be transformed into an exciting new way to learn shapes and colours. At your local Early Learning Centre, we encourage every child to be creative and think outside the box.
For this activity, you will need:
- 3 potatoes (makes for 6 stamps)
- A knife
- Cut the potatoes in half (always supervise your child or do the cutting for them).
- Cut out different shapes for each half of potato (examples: heart, star, flower, square and lines).
- Pat potato dry on a paper towel.
- Press potato stamps in desired colour of paint to be stamped on paper.
- That’s it! Now let your child’s imagination run wild.
- Use high-quality thicker paper for longer-lasting artworks.
- Display finished artwork to appreciate their creative efforts.
- Demonstrate complex colour and shape combinations to create real objects. For example, a rectangle and a flower = tree. The possibilities are endless!