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Jelly Art Phil Whitehouse

A tasty art activity using jelly.

Materials Needed:

  • Pre-made jelly
  • Large sheet of paper
  • Sticky tape / masking tape

What to do:

  • Follow the instructions on the pack to pre-make the jelly. You can use one colour or multiple colours of jelly for this activity.
  • On the floor/table lay down a large sheet of paper. Somewhere, where you don’t mind making a mess.
  • Stick the paper onto the surface so it doesn’t move.
  • Add lumps of jelly onto the paper.
  • Encourage your baby to “draw” with the jelly.

Hints and Tips:

  • Print your baby’s drawing by layering a small sheet of paper on top of their art. Press it down gently, hang it and leave it to dry.
  • Choose a different colour of jelly each time you do this activity.
  • While cooling the jelly, add objects that your baby has to find.
  • Introduce colours by mixing jelly colours together while making.
  • Great for a rainy day activity!

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Reaches for and grasps objects.
    - Begins to babble.
    - Shows signs of emotions by using distinct facial features.
    - Begins to follow one step commands (usually around 6 months).

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft, Cooking Area, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills, Manipulation Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Created On May 18, 2023 Last modified on Monday, May 15, 2023
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