Kids had a blast with this! Paint that grows. Mix 1 cup flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and enough water to make consistency of pancake batter. Divide into 4 parts and put in snack size Ziploc baggies along with food coloring. Squish it around to mix up the colors. Rubber band like icing bag and snip tiny hole. Squeeze to paint and then pop paper in microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow.
Educational Gross Motor Activities - Children learn best and more importantly retain what they've learned when it is combined with movement. Here is a list of 35 awesome ideas for combining gross motor activities with learning. Most of the ideas are geared towards toddlers through age six, but many of the games could be adapted to what your child is learning.