We’ve done plenty of rainbow painting activities, but painting with a sponge on the easel was new. Painting rainbows with sponges has been featured on many blogs, such as Teach Preschool and Hands On As We Grow. However, I was looking for something we could do on our easel. It occurred to me that sponge painting rainbows on a vertical surface could be pretty cool! And it’s also a great lesson in color mixing, as you will see in this post.
What you will need:
Plastic squirt bottles, one for each color
Upright surface, such as an easel
Setting up this rainbow activity:
Pour tempera paint into plastic squeeze bottles. (I hope you love these bottles as much as we do. We use them for lots of different art activities, even with glue!)
Invite the children to paint a rainbow!
This also worked with our youngest class, our 2 year olds.