This was such a simple activity but it kept Sophie entertained for a while. I put her in her puddle suit then gave her a tub of water and a paintbrush. I showed her how to make marks with the paintbrush by painting her name and then I let her get on while I worked on the garden nearby.
She explored different strokes with the brush but she enjoyed making dots the most.
She put down her paintbrush to have a splash in the water too. In fact, I am surprised that she didn’t tip all of the water out.
She also used her paintbrush and water to paint the back of her water wall.
I grabbed the first paintbrush that I could find but I would extend this activity by using different sized paint brushes and rollers next time.
This activity is good for:
- Moving and Handling – making random marks with different strokes.
- Moving and Handling – drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines.
- Exploring and Using Media and Materials – experimenting with colours and marks.
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