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Baby Doll Colouring Activity

Inside: Baby doll colouring activity is a fun and creative art activity for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Decorate the babies or name the body parts, this is a great activity for kids of all ages.

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Benefits of Playing with Dolls

There are so many benefits children of all ages get from playing with dolls. It can help them develop empathy and compassion for others and improve their sense of responsibility. It is also a wonderful way to develop language and social skills.

Baby Dolls Colouring Page

Tape a large sheet of butcher or Kraft paper down on the floor. Take a few baby dolls and trace around them with a pencil at first and then go over the lines with a sharpie to darken them.

I placed the babies in different positions before I traced them. For instance, some with their arms sticking up and some with their arms coming down, and their legs in different directions as well to make the colouring and decorating of each individual baby more fun and interesting.

Then, I set out all our colouring supplies such as markers, dot markers, crayons, oil pastels, pencil crayons and paint sticks. The best I found for colouring were the paint sticks. They go on like paint but dry super fast so they don’t leave a mess!

Decorate a Baby

Everyone body loved this one and it made the perfect post nap activity. My 5 year old created a rainbow baby and my 26 month old twins coloured in their babies using dot markers and markers. As they did talked about colours and the different body parts and clothing babies wear.

I drew a diaper to get them going and then they immediately said the baby was cold and need a shirt and pants and started to colour in those items of clothing.

Lots of Fun

This was as much fun as it looks and I can’t wait to do it again with them. After I took the butcher paper up off the floor I noticed that the sharpie was visible on the other side while the decorating wasn’t. I asked them if they wanted to decorate the babies again on the other side and I was met with a resounding yes!

So we will definitely be doing this activity again in the near future. I stuck the sheet on the wall and will tape it back down on the other side in a few days when I need a quick minute to drink coffee or check emails!

Supplies

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  • Baby Dolls
  • Kraft paper or Butcher paper
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Paint Sticks
  • Markers
  • Oil Pastels

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