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I love simple activities that don't involve a lot of set-up and also include free to nearly free items. The paint chips you can get at your local paint store or Wal-Mart make GREAT little activities for children that can be a learning experience as well as just plain fun.
Today I rounded up some cute ideas for you to try. With baby no.2 coming in just a few short weeks I'm sure we will be trying some of these as well with my toddler daughter.
Paint Chip Activities for Children
Paint Swatch Drop for Fine Motor Skills – Happy Hooligans (we've done this one before and my daughter has really enjoyed it!)
7 Busy Bags Using Paint Chips – The Chaos And The Clutter
Paint Chip Stroller Toy – Can Do Kiddo
Scissor Skill Practice Using Paint Chips – Play Ground Park Bench
Paint Chip Puzzles – Happily Ever Mom
Rainbow Scissor Skills and Color Matching – Little Bins for Little Hands
Homemade Coloring Book – Craftulate
DIY Magnetic Tangram Set Using Paint Chips – Schooltime Snippets
Paint Chip Sight Word Busy Bag – The Chaos And The Clutter
Learning with Paint Chips for Preschoolers – There's Just One Mommy
Paint Chip Mosaics – Happy Hooligans
Outdoor Color Match – Inner Child Fun
ABC Rainbow Puzzle Busy Bag – Schooltime Snippets
DIY Pain Chip Book Marks – The Jenny Evolution
Engine Paint Shop – Play Trains
Paint Chip Number Recognition – Reading Confetti
Seasonal Activities Using Paint Chips
Here are a few cute seasonal ideas using paint chips.
Summer Bucket List Ideas – KC Edventures
Paint Chip Turkeys – Happy Hooligans
Paint Chip Spring Flowers – B-Inspired Mama
Have you used Paint Chips before for learning or just plain fun activities with your kids? Let me know in the comments below.
Need more fine motor ideas?
- Fine Motor Activities for Ages 2-4
- Fine Motor Activities for Ages 4-6
- Fine Motor Developmental Milestones for Ages 0-6.
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Christina @There's Just One Mommy says
I admit it, I’m a huge fan of paint samples! I am always collecting them at the hardware store… I may have a slight addiction. (grin)
Thanks for including our preschool activities. Looking forward to trying more paint sample fun!
Heather Greutman says
It is an addiction. And you’re welcome! 🙂
Meghan @ PlaygroundParkbench says
Thanks so much for sharing our Scissor Skills post… what a great round-up of paint chip ideas! Now to sneak some more paint chip samples on the next trip to Lowe’s!
Heather Greutman says
You’re welcome! I am always grabbing them too. 😉