While cruising Pinterest I read that a great activity to do with toddlers is to try the paint with water pages. Simple activity, cheap supplies and easy cleanup. How excited were we to play with these new Melissa & Doug books Grammie picked us up from her book guy? (Also very affordable at AllStarLearning.ca which is a very cool Canadian website that I just discovered. I'm totally making a wish list!)
VERY EXCITED! (also a little scary looking haha - Jack is totally into making faces like me. Love it)
We got started by clearing a BIG work area on the table. The key to these sort of activities is accept that it WILL NOT be the masterpiece you envision, but its likely that it will be a blast if you let the child lead. So I firmly held the container of water and showed Jack the paintbrush. I dipped, got some paint going on it and did a little brush stroke. He immediately imitated me - then moved onto his own plan. He loved swishing all the colours together, flicking water around, stabbing the painting with the brush, then using handfuls of water to finish off the look.
|Jack did a great job painting away. Everything was new and exciting and he tried lots of different techniques.|
|Fat little hands loving the splashing action.|
|Voila! Its fabulous!|
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