Materials: various paint brushes and buckets of water
This is a great activity that kids can do again and again and again. Invite them to paint on the playground using water. They can paint the swings, the fence, the sandbox, whatever. Painting vertical things (a fence, for example) is especially good for building the arm and shoulder strength necessary for writing.
- This can be part of dramatic play, children can pretend to be a crew of workers hired to paint these things
- Challenge children to paint different shapes or letters
- Encourage children to collaborate to "paint" an entire wall