Squirt paint is so much fun! Give a child a squirt bottle and watch the smile erupt. For this activity, I hung paper outdoors and let the preschoolers have fun!
We’ve painted on tabletops and easels, and now it was time for the preschoolers to paint on a wall!
I got out our squeeze bottles and filled them with colored water.
It took the younger preschoolers awhile to understand that the bottle needed to be tilted down a bit, but after some practice, they got it!
This made it even more challenging! We added a bit of water and out came the colors!
I then filled a muffin tin with the foam paint and added paint wands and brushes.
I love the vibrancy!
This is when I wish we lived in a climate where we could do this year-round (or at least mostly year round).
The beauty of painting outdoors is that it’s okay for the paint to drip everywhere!
All it took was for one preschooler to take his brush to the water table, and the others followed. We now had swirls of Foam Paint in the water.
Take a deep breath before you see this picture:
And this one:
A river of water mixed with foam paint! But it cleaned up so easily. I was amazed! And I could hear the preschoolers telling their parents about this fun as they left that afternoon.
Now yes, you could easily stop before it gets this far, but this is how I roll sometimes. I saw them having a blast and let them continue until it was time to come inside.