Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bambino Academy - What's In A Name

: : : Simple Ideas For Your Bambino : : :

~ C is 33 Months ~

Having loads of tactile fun painting experiences this year with C is something I have already mentioned. Apart from lots of fun with paint, learning to recognise his name is another item I had on the list for him to accomplish this year.

A few weeks back I printed in large font his name and stuck it to the wall above his little desk. So of course he can easily tell me what that says. But can he recognise his name in other places? No! There is no way on earth I want this to be a boring exercise for him and in fact learning to recognise his name in many ways is really just a by product of the creative fun we are having together.

I have lots of ideas stashed away for name recognition and we'll slowly work through some or maybe many of them depending on C and where he takes this.

For this name recognition craft you need a piece of card, pencil, PVA glue and coloured sand. Write your chosen name on the card. (for the sake of the blog we will always complete two of these, one for C and one with Mummy on it)

Paint PVA glue over the top of the written name and start sprinkling with loads of coloured sand. (I recommend to have your mummy do the glue painting for you so that each letter is recognisable, I'm just saying you know)

When you are certain that all of the glue has been covered with as many different colours as possible leave it to dry, whilst you go for your afternoon nap.

After a lovely refreshing nap, take your name art work outside and brush away any excess sand to reveal a beautiful rainbow coloured name. Hang your work of art on the wall, being very careful to place 4 small balls of blu tack exactly in each corner and then punch them as hard as you can just to make sure it is really stuck to the wall and stand back to admire your work.

Make sure that when your dad gets home from work you immediately grab his hand and show him your coloured sand name and explain the process in full detail to him, just in case he doesn't understand and wants to make his own name with coloured sand.

Linked To:

Tot Tuesday
It's Playtime 


Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Thanks for linking up to It's Playtime :) I actually bookmarked your post last night as a Mother's Day idea -- I know that's not the intention, I just thought it'd be a cool card idea! :) I, too, wonder what to do to get Henry to recognize his name. Anything that starts with an H, he believes is his name. We'll have to work on it - this is a great hands on way of learning :)

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured some ideas for Mother's Day on this week's It's Playtime and included this post. :) Be sure to add your favorite posts from this week too!


Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

THis is wonderful! I love the colors!

Please take a moment to link up on my new Kids Craft & Educational type linky party - The Sunday Showcase which just started today!

Here is the direct link to link-up:

The more wonderful ideas we share - the more inspiration we all have! :) I hope you can come link-up and "showcase" your amazing work!

Bernadette - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

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