This is a fun, messy activity of particular developmental value to the youngest children in a setting, but will be fun for all, adults included! The activity explores children’s progress in their physical development and personal expression.
8-20 months/16-26 months
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials; “Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration and using whole body. Notices and is interested in the effects of making movements which leave marks.; Begins to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes or songs.”
Expressive arts and design: Being Imaginative; “Expresses self through physical action and sound.”
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials; “Experiments with blocks, colours and marks.; Creates sounds by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing.; Shows an interest in the way musical instruments sound.”