Did you know thatone of our favorite artists, Van Gogh, played a game of peek-a-boo with all of us by hiding a mystery painting named “Wild Vegetation,” under his famous piece “The Ravine”? Discovery really is everywhere! The Washington Post has the story.
We find that sharing your favorite works of art with your baby is a great way to bring something that you love into your everyday life together. Until your little one is old enough to create his own masterpieces, you can introduce him to art and color with Baby Einstein’s World of Colors Discovery Kit. We find it’s also fun to play games together and wanted to share some of our favorite art and color-inspired activities.
Take a journey outdoors with your little one. Pick a color to explore and as you walk, point out that color everywhere you see it. You’ll get to see if baby has preferences for certain hues.
The Artist in Training
Although babies are too young for most art projects, you can help your little one until he’s old enough for finger painting and play-dough sculptures. Unroll a large sheet of paper on the floor and sit on it with baby directly in front of you, so that he can’t grab the paper. Grip his little hand securely around a crayon and lead it around the paper to make various shapes, taking care not to let baby put it in his mouth.
Shout it Out
Gather a bunch of brightly colored scarves or fabric scraps in a variety of hues. Hide them behind your back and as you pull one out to show baby, shout out the color. This is especially fun if older siblings get involved as well.
Once your toddler is old enough, make sure to spend time together creating new art whenever you can. And when you are putting his first masterpiece on your fridge, you will realize that you have a new favorite artist right at home
It’s amazing to look at a canvas, photo or rock and realize that through art the possibilities of expression are endless. Have fun with it, let your little guy get messy and get involved! We hope your little budding artist enjoys experiencing the world of color around him.