Each week, check in and see all the great kids videos that our Playful Partners have created for the Building through Play online event! These videos are wonderful for kids who need fun things to do while at home this summer -- plus, they will learn as they play! Plus, by completing the activity done in the video and sharing a picture of it, you will be entered into a drawing for great prizes including the grand prize of $150 gift card!
Create Process Art Made by Playful Partner Sponsor: the Infant Toddler program at Child Care Action Council
Create PROCESS ART by using different combinations of paper, painting tools, and paint. What is PROCESS ART, you might ask? It’s art that is focused on the experience and on exploration of techniques, tools, and materials. There is no right or wrong way for your child to explore or create – let the experience be entirely up to your child and let them choose the materials and tools they would like to use!
While your child is creating their artwork, spend time with them and sit alongside them observing their artwork. You can even create your own masterpiece alongside of them as well! Ask them questions about what they are doing and talk about the new tools, colors, shapes, and textures that they see. This could include:
Oh, what shape does that block make?
When these two colors mix together, what new color do you see?
Did you feel this paint with your fingers, what do you think it feels like?
Plus, if you have multiple children using the materials at one time, they are learning collaboration and great social skills. Check out our list of painting tools here:https://www.ccacwa.org/process-art-project
Capitol Land Trust and South Sound GREEN teamed up to bring you Shapes in Nature, an outdoor activity that challenges you to find different shapes outside. This activity was filmed at Capitol Land Trust’s Randall Preserve, but you can find shapes in any outdoor space! Download your shapes in nature activity sheet.
Work together with your child and go through your pantry to select a few canned good items that you are able to donate. Tell them that your family is able to provide your child with everything you need and now we can share with others who are hungry. Then bring your canned good items to one of the locations listed below (please remember to wear your mask and stay six-feet or more away from people).
Items most needed: The Food Bank is seeking high protein canned food (examples include: ravioli, stew, tuna fish), Mac N Cheese, and also fruit pie filling (they are already working to put together over 5,000 boxes for Thanksgiving: usually this is done with thousands of volunteers the month leading up to Thanksgiving, but with COVID-19, they have to start now!).
Where to drop off your donations: Bring your canned good items to one of the locations listed below (please remember to wear your mask and stay six-feet or more away from people).
Thurston County Food Bank - Warehouse & Distribution Center
2260 Mottman Rd SW Tumwater, WA 98512 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Food Bank - Client Services Center 220 Thurston Ave NE Olympia, WA 98501 Haggen’s – 1313 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia Grocery Outlet – 8221 Martin Way, Lacey
Kids -- create your own faux stained glass masterpiece with items you can find in your own home! This is a great art project for children 1-5 years old and gives you a chance to talk about shapes, colors, and what happens when you mix colors.
All you need are:
A clear container lid
Items that are opaque (the light shines through them) such as:
Sponsorship and activity partnership opportunities are currently available! Download our sponsorship packet for more information. Please contact Melanie Kincaid at 360-522-3804 for more information or email email@example.com.