Gather your materials.....
Paint and brushes
Loose Parts- pebbles, nuts, small animals, sticks, leaves
Plan your design
I wanted mine to flow like a puzzle so I lay them in a straight line and drew a path that meandered across all of the plates.
Paint your design
I added a path, a lake and green grass.
I added the numbers 1-5 when mine was dry.
Add your loose parts!!!
Now the fun begins....encourage your child to count, label, discuss, imagine, rearrange, change, create and play, play, play!!!