Marble Painting

Marble Painting

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: marbles, cups of paint, a deep tray, paper

Place paper at the bottom of a tray with higher sides (ie: plastic storage bin). Dip one or more marbles in paint and place them in the tray. Challenge children to roll the marbles around inside the tray. Dip them in paint again when needed.

What We're Learning

  • hand-eye coordination
  • fine motor development
  • shoulder strength
  • self-expression
  • scientific thinking (ie: trial and error, cause and effect)
  • self-regulation (ie: not getting so excited that the marbles fly out of the container!)