Create a Bean Mosaic!
This is a great rainy day activity! It takes time and patience, but can be done in stages (in case your child wants to take a break and do something else for a while!)
Learning to group colors together to form patterns and shapes is a hallmark Kindergarten skill-building activity. This fun and easy mosaic craft not only enhances those skills but helps develop your child's fine motor skills as well.
With a piece of cardboard, glue, and some dried beans, your child will create a beautiful work of art, and she won't even realize that she is getting practice using both sides of their brain, too!
What You Need:
- Cardboard (a flat square piece is best for this, but posterboard would work as well)
- Paper bowl (one you would use at a picnic for example)
- Black pen
- Dried beans (a variety, like different colored lentils, etc.) SAFETY NOTE: Raw kidney beans are poisonous if ingested. If you do choose to use kidney beans, make sure your child does not eat them.