A homemade blackboard for the garden
Huge apologies. I was already turning myself into a blackboard when I realised my camera was upstairs, and when I went to get it to take pictures of E enjoying the fruits of my labour, the battery was flat after a hard day of snapping yesterday. So here's "Wing it" Acvivity No. 3 with the help of iPhone/iPad, Instagram and a fabulous little app I've just discovered from A Beautiful Mess.
Quite simple really. Make a blackboard. Have someone who is handy with tools hang it in the garden, get out the chalk and off you go!
So many things to develop including:
- Gross motor skills & mark making
- Fine motor skills and grips
- Hand eye coordination
- Vocabulary about colours
...and the board could be used as part of other larger activities with older children... Shapes, blending, spelling... I'm going to use it as a photography prop, and no doubt it'll make some good grown up entertainment too!
The paint cost £6.99, the board which is just shy of 3' x 3' was £7.70. Such a fun project in the sunshine and a product with longevity, I hope!
And obviously I couldn't help but have a go too!