Have you taken your child to a florist? They sure must have a wide collection of flowers. Well, you can set up a pretend flower stall along with your child and pretend play! All you need are some coloured papers; straws, and you can make your own flower bouquets. Take a look at the in the market little florist activity video below to know more.
Parental Involvement: Medium
Duration: 30 mins
Skills Acquired: Fine Motor, Creativity, Symbolic Play
- Coloured papers
- Hole punch
- A pair of scissors
Instructions For In The Market Little Florist Activity
- Take small rectangular pieces of colour papers.
- Help your preschooler make an accordion fold of each coloured paper.
- Using a pair of scissors, cut out small triangles on one side of each paper.
- Flatten each coloured paper and fold it in half.
- At the other end, cut out a curve of each coloured paper.
- The flowers are many colours are now ready!
- Punch out a hole in the middle of the flowers and encourage your child to insert the straws through them.
The flower for the bouquet is ready!
Use different coloured papers and make a few more flowers. Set up a pretend florist stall for your child and encourage them to pretend play as a florist. Give them fun instructions such as “I would take a red, blue and a yellow flowers.” They can pick out the flowers, make a bundle, and tie them with a ribbon.
As your child pretend plays, their creativity is tickled and their imagination improves. Folding papers enables them to exercise their fine motor movements.
Activity done by Vishwajeet