Mark making can be so much more than a piece of paper and a pencil.
Mark making at bath time.
Why not try using a nail brush or washing up sponge to create bubbles on the side of the bath at bath time. Children can then make shapes, letters and patterns in the foam. Writing practice and a clean bath!
Mark making outdoors.
Outdoors at Pre-School we often use decorating paint brushes and water to paint without any mess! Some slightly damp children but lots of fun muscle challenge on rough surfaces and no paint to clear up.
The Early Years are all about learning through play and developing communication skills, remember when you are playing with your child and talking to them they are learning.