Small is a little obsessed with Paw Patrol at the moment (this happened this time last year too. I’m sure she only does it for the Christmas presents!). She also loves painting, so I thought I’d combine the two to make a Paw Patrol painting activity!
You will need:
- Tuff Spot (builder’s tray) or similar, or a large, wipeable mat for the floor or table.
- Paper – either large pieces of plain wallpaper or tape together several smaller sheets.
- Paw Patrol pups and vehicles, or any other vehicles you have instead!
Squirt some paints around the edge of the paper. If you get your little one to help with the squeezing, this will build up their hand strength, vital for early writing skills.
Then, take a pup or a vehicle, dip in the paint and roll away!
It’s such a simple activity, but so much fun. Talk about the colours, the patterns that the wheels or feet make, and see what happens if you cross two tracks of different colours…
Try it with different vehicles, with big wheels, small wheels, caterpillar tracks!
What children are learning from this activity
For another painting activity, take a look at our autumn craft here!