I have people ask me, “How do you manage two kids at once with these activities?” Truth be told, I mostly only work with Rea. We do activities and art while D naps, but as he’s getting older, that’s changing and this is one of those activities that he can do with us. So those of you with kiddos who are between 18 months and 2 1/2, this is one of those activities to include them on because they can totally be successful. 

For this activity, we will be working on our creative skills, cutting skills, and identifying colors. 

I chose to hand draw a rocket on a piece of contact paper (the non-sticky side). This allowed my rocket to be larger. But if you are not feeling confident in your drawing skills I have included a free template.

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

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 different visual art materials
  • Identify basic colors

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

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, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify different visual art materials
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Required Materials

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Sticky Rocket Template (Optional)

*Tissue Paper

*Sharpie

*Contact Paper

*Scissors

Step #1
Print the Sticky Wall Rocket Template or draw a rocket on the non-sticky side of the contact paper. 
Step #2
Tape the template to the wall if you are using the template.
Step #3
Tape the contact paper to the wall layering it over the rocket so the non-sticky side should be against the wall and you should be able to see the design of the rocket through the contact paper.
Step #4
Cut up tissue paper. Try to use a variety of colors and stick the tissue paper to the rocket to color it in.
Step #5
As you are creating with your Lil’, reinforce color vocabulary in a natural way by using phrases like, “Oh, I’m going to use the red right now,” or, “Can you please give me some blue tissue paper?”

Teacher Tip

You could also put the contact paper below the rocket and only use reds and oranges in the tissue paper to make it look like the flare is coming out the bottom of the rocket.

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