Ever since I did this activity with the children in nursery's, I've been wanting to do it with Lily. It is the best creative outdoor activity to do with very little mess. Quick and easy to set up and can be done almost anywhere!
The activity really is as simple as it sounds. You get a tub of water, and a paintbrush and you paint.
This activity can be done in the garden, the streets, on walls, in parks and the great thing is that they can go mark making crazy without leaving any permanent damage.
Of corse you need a dry day and from recent experience with the activity I find one that isn't to hot better than one that is because over wise the water your painting dries up to fast.
We headed out recently to do some water painting and this was Lily's first time doing so.
Firstly we don't have a garden so we had to head out and about to find some areas to paint. First I found an area outside the library that had a decent smooth stone floor which looked great for painting. We did one stone slab there and then I decided to move on as there was a little to much chewing gum on the floor for my liking. Gross.
After this we headed to the playground part of the park. The Playground has loads of boards up that have pirate themed symbols on them and so I encouraged Lily to give them a good paint.
I love this activity so much and so if you do head out with your little ones and do some paintings I would love to see them! Please do tweet them to @lilyslearners and I will Retweet them for all to see :)
Have you or do you think you will give this activity a go?