Thursday, 1 September 2016

Water Painting, The Perfect Summer Activity!


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!

Water Painting!!

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. 




We then went to the park, this was a lot better for painting on the ground and we found a nice spot by a bench and Lily spent ages making her marks on the floor. She doesn't draw pictures yet as she is only 21 months so any pictures you see are what I did for her, but she really enjoys making circles and squiggles and lines on the floor. She also loves painting inside the pictures I drew on the floor. 



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.



Lily is at a age where she doesn't care that her water painting suddenly disappears and so I would say her age range to 3 year old is the perfect age for it. After that you may have to explain before hand to the child that there work of art will disappear as it dries.

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? 

16 comments:

  1. Sounds perfect for my nephew
    I've not heard of this before
    Fun and no mess

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  2. Sounds perfect for my nephew
    I've not heard of this before
    Fun and no mess

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  3. I've done this sometimes at work. I really want to try it with my daughter.

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  4. We've had a go at this
    Fabulous fun and cheap too

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  5. We've had a go at this
    Fabulous fun and cheap too

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  6. My little one loves Water Painting too! So much fun and it doesn't cost anything!

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  7. Why have I never thought of this!!! What a great idea!! :-)

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  8. easy to do and no mess, great idea

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  9. Can't believe I've never thought of this! What a good idea, looking forward to some nicer weather now to give this a go with the kids

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  10. Nice idea. Seems particularly good for toddlers etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Great idea ,clean wet fun ,brilliant in the summer when the littles ones get fed up and bored easily ,thanks for sharing .

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  12. What a fantastic simple idea for a summer day

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  13. Will be giving this ago when the weather is a bit warmer :)

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  14. I've never even thought about doing this yet it looks like such an obvious thing to do. Gonna try this out next time we've got a dry day.

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  15. Ashleigh Allan23 July 2017 at 09:08

    We do this. Lots of fun without the mess

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