Last night we tried a fun and easy activity I had seen on a toddler activities group I am in on Facebook. I can not tell you how easy it was to prep since all the ingredients were already in my kitchen. In minutes I had pulled out the Greek yogurt my son loves, a cupcake tin, food coloring and a baby spoon and was ready to go.
Yogurt (I used Chobani’s Vanilla Greek Yogurt)
Baby spoon or Paint brush (I used a baby spoon)
Put a few spoonfuls of yogurt in each space in the cupcake pan, add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each space and mix until you reach your desired color. Here’s a quick guide to mixing different colors in case you need a refresher. This is a also a great opportunity to start teaching color theory to your kids as well. Then take the yogurt tin to a easily cleanable area like outside or to the bathtub and let the kids go to town.
I let the Goober use our tub for this one and stripped him down to his cloth diaper and he had a blast, both eating the “paint” and coloring himself. We probably spent a good hour in there playing before it got to close to bedtime and we just turned on the tub faucet and went straight into bathtime.
Check out how much fun he had!
One of the benefits I noticed when he was playing with the yogurt was his motor skills improved and he was easily dipping the spoon and bringing it to his mouth by the end of the playtime. Did I mention he played for almost an hour with this? That was a hour of no whining, fussing, or whining! Sweet! Just kidding, the Goober never whines or fusses. *wink*
Happy Painting! Let us know in the comments how your kiddo likes this activity or share other activities and crafts with us!by