Color the Pup Tower is on repeat with my four-year-old.
And I am here for it. Color, the Pup Tower, takes minutes to set up (promise, it is a quick sketch), and the activity goes in two different directions.
Part one, color. Part two, play.
Get ready to unload the dishwasher and flip through that magazine. This preschool coloring activity is a hit!
My preschooler didn’t always like to color.
Like most things, ideas and skills take time to develop. I have three boys, and they all found thier way into coloring at different times.
The key is to introduce markers, crayons, and other art supplies early and allow your child time to experiment with each one as they develop.
Activities such as dot to dot fine motor and sticker match are good starting points.
Extra perk – coloring prepares the hands for future pencil grip!
Have a child that loves the pups?
As I create Breakfast Invitations, I think about my preschooler’s interest.
Here, I was hoping my preschooler would take the colored pup tower and play once it was complete. – and he did!
Think about what your child is already playing with and incorporate in the invitations to play.
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Wondering how to draw a Pup Tower?
Google to your rescue.
- Google easy Pup Tower Drawing
- Use the tutorial as your guide
That’s all! It is easier than you may think, thanks to YouTube university! 😂
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- white paper roll
- markers – I love a fresh pack!
- Paw Patrol pups
I don’t show all my cards at once.
You’ve heard me say this before, and it is something I cannot say enough.
Too many supplies can confuse and overwhelm my four-year-old.
I like to keep the pups nearby to extend the play for this coloring activity. – Don’t be surprised if your child runs and gets them on thier own!
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How to introduce this coloring activity
- First, invite your preschooler to color the pup tower.
- When finished, introduce the pups to extend the play.
PRO TIP: If my child is not into the coloring, I can switch gears and invite the pup to play earlier.
I like to encourage and guide my child and allow him to take the lead. Forcing my ideas will only create frustration. Find the rhythm that feels right to you and your family.
Ready to make your Pup Tower?
I bet you are!
Heat that coffee, and get started for your next Breakfast Invitation!