I am seriously happy with our activity sticks that we made. It has been a great way to have easy ideas on hand of what to do everyday with my kids. My kids are also loving having a fun mom, even if it is all an illusion. But all seriousness I am really glad I put together my activity sticks jar before I started this semester of school. I don’t have to go on Pinterest and get “sucked” in and feel overwhelmed every single time I want a fun thing to do with my kids. I went on once and found what looked like the most fun and now all I have to do is choose a stick, which I don’t even do my daughter does this, and sometimes buy a supply or two. Super easy and quick.
Our most recent activity we did from our activity sticks jar was edible finger paint. Sounds gross but my kids thought it was really fun and delicious!
What you will need:
-Plain Greek Yogurt (Our new favorite brand is Zoi)
-Different colors of jello mixes (I tried to do the rainbow but I couldn’t find purple)
That is it! We also have plain yogurt on our grocery list every week so jello mixes was the only thing out of the ordinary. Even though it is not something we normally get it wasn’t hard to get since we do go grocery shopping every week. So we grabbed some during that week’s trip.
Step 1: Scoop yogurt into small bowls.
We used five colors so we needed five bowls. It was about 1/2 a cup of yogurt in each bowl and we used about half to a whole tub of yogurt.
Step 2: Mix in jello mixes.
This was a great step for my kids to help with. I poured in about a tablespoon of a color into the yogurt and I let them mix it in. Then we decided if we liked the color or wanted it to be brighter. If we wanted it to be brighter I added a tsp of jello mix at a time until we got the color we wanted.
Step 3: Let your kids play and explore.
There is so much exploring that can be done during this activity. They can explore through touch by learning about cold and the texture of yogurt. Explore through taste by eating the yogurt. They can explore ways of mixing colors, this was something my daughter loved. They can explore through learning colors, which is the stage my son is at. It was surprising to me how something that was so simple to put together provided so many learning experiences.
Is this an activity that your kids would have fun doing?
My kids loved doing this activity. Every time they see plain yogurt in the fridge they ask if they can do it again. My daughter even asked me today if she could do this. She loved art projects and this one was no different. It was fun to watch her concentrate while making her yogurt face. Then towards the end it was fun to see her explore what colors she could make by mixing different colors. Of course it ended up all being brown but she was still excited that she had done this and she was more than happy to lick up the mess.
What colors would your kids want to make their yogurt into? How would your child explore their edible finger paint? Let us know in the comments below!