I talk a lot about the importance of process over product with learning. The experience and not the final outcome is what matters most. I just read a disturbing report this morning. IBM did a creativity report and found that American children's scores in creativity have been steadily declining since 1990. We need to fuel the creative juices of our young minds. Alright, off my soap box to show you a cool way to do that...
This can be done on finger paint paper, but another opportunity to explore this type of paint is on an acrylic easel. With a large easel, the children were able to paint as a community effort.
Put trays of paint under the easel.
Let the children grab handfuls of paint and begin painting.
When they feel like they are finished,
they can wash the easel with large buckets of water
and car wash sponges.
Another great way to cool off in the summer!