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Magical Rubbings

Magical rubbings


  • cardboard or tagboard shamrock shape
  • tape
  • sturdy paper
  • peeled green crayons


What to do

1. This activity will engage the children's sense of touch.

2. In advance, purchase cardboard shamrocks. You might even find ones that are embossed with smaller shamrocks all over the surface.

3. Invite each child to make a shamrock rubbing.

4. Tape a cardboard shamrock to a tabletop; then tape a sheet of sturdy paper on top.

5. Have the children rub the side of a peeled green crayon over the entire sheet of paper.

6. Your toddlers will enjoy seeing the shamrock outline emerge on the paper. It's like magic!


-Jackie Wright, Enid, OK

Book: The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities
Center: Art
Topic: Senses
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 2 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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