Toddlers are still learning the different skills their body can perform. Jumping, walking, running are some of the activities that they are still learning to perfect. Throwing objects is part of these skills, and so is kicking things. To adults, kicking is just like walking with force! It’s a very simple task for us, but for these kids, kicking means letting loose of what foot and making sure the other foot is able to keep balance!
Here’s another wonderful art activity I picked up from Teach Preschool. This helps get those students who refuse to touch paint to try it out a little! It’s also a big help to the gross motor skills! I had so much fun watching my kids as they tried their best to kick the box with all their might! Several students even missed! But they kept trying… at some point, it even felt as if the students had some stored anger which they were taking out on the box! (Poor box, what has it ever done to them? )
What you will need:
- Box (Big enough for a bond paper to fit and space a ball)
- Small ball/marble/sticks
Step 1: Place the paper inside the box. Make sure it is flattened on one side
Step 2: Drop some paint (make the paint a little thick so that it can still spread later on)
Step 3: Place the ball and close the box
Step 4: Start kicking with all your strength!
Step 5: Open the box and marvel at your painting