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Painting with Water

Posted by: Rhonda July 2, 2019

Here’s a great outdoor activity to try on a hot summer day. Purely a “process-driven” art experience, there is no “product” except happy (and wettish) children! Simply provide small buckets of water and an assortment of paint brushes and tell the kids to “paint the playground.”

After giving a face-lift to an old park bench, these three-year-olds went on to paint the stairs, the outdoor stage flooring, as well as various sticks and stones. This faded wooden fence proved to be the best canvas and soon the whole class was busy painting a mural. By the time the water had dried and all evidence of their work vanished, the children were long gone, busy with their buckets of “paint” on the other side of the yard.