All about Mark Making

Have you heard of mark-making? ⁠

All it is a term used for the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. This may be on a piece of paper, on the floor, outside in the garden or on an object or surface. Here's a photo of one of our lovely brand reps mark making in some of our coloured sensory sand.⁠

Mark Making has so many benefits, here are some of them:⁠

⭐Prepares for early writing⁠
⭐Strengthens muscles in the fingers, hand, arm and shoulders.⁠
⭐Inspires creativity⁠
⭐Improves concentration⁠
⭐Provides a way to communicate⁠
⭐Provides a way to express feelings⁠

It is an activity which can be enjoyed by all ages.⁠

It is really easy to set up a mark-making activity. All you need is something to make a mark with and something to make a mark on. Use your imagination and get creative. Here are some ideas on what you could use:⁠

⭐Your hands⁠
⭐Sticks, leaves, flowers⁠
⭐Sponge, loofah, body puff⁠
⭐Foil, cling film, greaseproof paper⁠
⭐Pipe cleaners⁠
⭐Cotton Wool⁠
⭐String ⁠
⭐Pens, Pencils, Crayons⁠
⭐Spatulas, Spoons, Forks, Whisks⁠
⭐Carrots, cucumber, potatoes⁠

Let me know in the comments if you have set up mark making activities for your Mini. What did you do?

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