Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's in your paint bucket?

A wonderfully simple activity for young children on a hot day is to give them buckets of paint
and let them paint whatever they want!

No, I'm not crazy.  The "paint" is water!

You may think this would appear boring, but if you put it in buckets and pass out large paint brushes like professional house painters would use, it becomes an exciting material for discovery.

Then the children can enjoy watching the "paint" go on the objects they are painting and change as the sun dries it- a wonderful learning opportunity!  Of course, along the way, they are getting a bit splashed themselves and cooling off.

Give it a try.  We had 18 children ranging from 2-6 painting up a storm this week!

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