Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Playing with wrapping paper

After having such a great time with our wrapping paper sensory box I decided to save some of our left over wrapping paper from our Christmas presents to play with. Here's what we did, such a great resource (and its free!)

Paint is a big favourite in our house. The Fairy especially loves to print. Scrunching up the paper and using it to print made great patterns. We also tried printing with bubble wrap. This was a great excuse to use language to reason and predict; will the pattern be the same when you print with paper and then with bubble wrap, what might it look like?

Scissors are another big hit in our house. We have a collection of old cards and scrap paper the Fairy can cut. She'd cut everything if she was allowed - I'm hoping providing her with constructive opportunities to cut will mean she won't cut her own, or even worse her brother's hair! This wrapping paper with squares made a perfect excuse to have a go at cutting.

I made some simple 'cards' by cutting different patterned paper out - perfect for a game of pairs or snap.

Did you play with your left over wrapping paper? What did you do?

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful to play with such simple materials. Looks like you had fun.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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