The bitter cold (and snow in some cases) has given way to our more normal winter weather, RAIN, so use it for an art activity–Rain Painting!
-Powdered Tempera Paint
-Wooden Popsicle sticks OR
-Hand-Turned, Crank Sifter
●Place a sheet of construction paper in a cake pan.
●Using the powdered tempera paint for ice cube painting from last week and/or any other colors, let your child spoon or sprinkle paint onto the paper using a crank sifter.
●Using a wooden, popsicle stick and/or paint brush let your kidlet create a design with the dry paint as they’d like.
●Go outdoors while it’s raining, allowing the rain to fall into the cake pan and onto the powdered tempera.
●Return inside, lift paper up (over cake pan) so any powdered paint falls into the pan, then hang/tape paper up to dry…NOW let the kidlets
***GO BACK OUTSIDE & JUMP IN PUDDLES***
Why are children compelled to jump in puddles? They are driven by their natural instinct to explore and discover their world using their senses and engaging their body. When they are outdoors they are collecting, processing and interpreting information about their environment. When you give your kidlet exposure to Mother Nature and let them interact with all Her many forms, it enhances your child’s cognitive as well as physical development….PLUS it’s FUN!
Yours in Play!