We've been blessed with some beautiful weather these past few weeks! It's really heating up, now, so I decided to do an "oldie but goodie" activity:
|A first hand experience of evaporation--Science in action!|
|Splatting the water is half the fun! |
Braeden draws a circle around his body, simultaneously working on that bilateral movement which is so important for brain development and large motor coordination.
|The trees needed a bath. |
|I'll never "get" the need to dip your forehead in the water, but I'll roll with it!|
|Chloe and Beyza wash the hose reel (It had previously been chalked on)|
|Chloe's paint brushes turn into "Karate Ninja Chops!" I asked who she was going to ninja chop, and she replied, "I'm going to karate ninja chop bad guys and bad crocodiles who are chompin' on my my teacher!" hahaha....|
Water painting is so simple to do, but very fun. You can vary it up in several ways:
- Have the children color with chalk on the wet sidewalk, wall, tree, or whatever. The colors come out more vibrant, and mix together.
- Offer a variety of brushes to paint with.
- Add color to the water...liquid water colors by Discount School Supply are completely washable.
- Instead of painting with water, you can try Time for Play's "Fizzing Painting" with baking soda, cornstarch, water, and the color of your choice. After you finish your painting, spray it with vinegar and watch the painting fizz! (I haven't personally tried this, but will ASAP! Stay tuned...)
- Mix up some Sidewalk Paint like they did over at Petite Elephant: Cornstarch, water, and the color of your choice. Cornstarch also washes away very easily.