If you are looking for fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers, consider using sponges! We use paint brushes often, but we also love to substitute them with other items, such as freezer bags and marbles, sewing spools, and brayers. Oh, and sponges! When I searched for how we could use our stash of various sponges, I was delighted to find some really neat ideas. So, of course, I want to share them with you!
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10 Ways to Use Sponges:
1. You can use sponges to stamp blossoms on trees.
2. Buy sea sponges at the dollar store for a fun stamping activity.
3. How about making rainbows?
4. If your child doesn’t like the feeling of paint on the hands, try
putting everything inside a baggy!
5. Sponges are perfect for water transferring practice.
6. Attach clothespins for a fun fine-motor art activity.
7. Paint with scrubbing sponges to make flowers.
8. Add some big sponges to the sensory table for some water fun.
9. You can use them with paint to make your own gift bags.
10. Cut the sponges into desired shapes, such as these houses for
Some fun resource books:
More ideas for young children: