The Olympics are in full swing and surely your Lil’ has earned a medal by now.
So let’s make their medal and have them wear it around like a true olympian!
This activity will engage your Lil’ creative skills and their fine motor skills.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Drama

  • Engage in pretend play
  • Utilize familiar props for their intended purpose (use a phone to call someone) and invent new purposes for them

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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*Flour

*Salt

Water

*Paint Brushes

*Washable Paint

*Scissors

*Ribbon

Step #1
Combine:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Mix together to create a dough.

Step #2
Flatten your dough and form a circle.

You can use Play Doh tools (at the dollar store) or just use your hands.

Step #3
Decorate the medal with imprints. You can use straws to make circle prints or use a pencil to draw a design (be sure to press firm enough to create an imprint.)
Step #4
Make a small hole at the top of your medal for a ribbon to go through.
We used a straw, but you can use anything you have on hand.
Step #5
Bake your medal at 200 degrees until the dough hardens.

About 1-2 hours.

Step #6
Paint your medal and string a ribbon through the hole to make a necklace.

Teacher Tip

This will likely be a two day project.

On day one you will create the dough and bake it.

On day two you will paint and make it a necklace.

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