Monday, April 18, 2011
Experience with paint was one thing high on my list for C this year. Not just your regular brush, paint and easel experience though. Painting with everything and anything on things of various shapes, textures and sizes.
Today he had buckets of sensory fun on his little toes. All of that paint squishing between them, he was giggling with delight, whilst trying not to slip over in the bucket of paint that is!
Whilst we set up his feet painting experience he was asking lots of questions about the various items as I laid them out on the grass. I hadn't told him what we doing, except that it was painting. Finally, after we were ready to get started he looked around and asked, "But what I am going to paint with mum?" "Your feet, darling" I said, with a big grin .... sheer delight was written all over his face!
One colour at a time, he dipped, squished and wriggled and then walked along the paper sheets to the bucket of water at the other end. When that colour was empty we rinsed the bucket and changed colours.
Of course you simply cannot set up a fun painting experience like this and expect that the bigger kids will simply stand by and watch. Oh no, they all had their turns and loved it.
We used poster paint, which is thinner and runnier so our foot prints didn't show up as well as they could have, but we now have a colourful footprint mural gracing the hall.
I plan sharing lots more fun painting experiences with C over the coming weeks and months.
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