When I visit classrooms I love to talk about art. Art was always a favorite activity of mine and I enjoy sharing ideas with the teachers I visit. Most of the time art seems to occur inside the classroom. (And inside the home, in the playroom or kitchen.) Art doesn’t have to remain indoors, though. Outside is the perfect place to do art activities. (Especially when they’re messy!)
Here are just a few of my favorite outdoor art activities:
For little ones you can keep this very simple. A bucket of water and a paintbrush. Toddlers love watching the water change the color of the driveway or sidewalk. (And it’s a bonus science lesson in evaporation watching it dry on a sunny day.)
For older children you can add a touch of food color to the water. This provides a water color effect and will wash away in the rain. (Or with a hose if needed.)
Paint The Snow
This isn’t something that can be done too often around here (we don’t get nearly enough snow) but painting snow if fun and easy. Just take simple spray bottles, fill with water and add food color or paint. Then spray away at the snow. It looks a bit like a giant snow cone when you do this-and it’s always a ton of fun!
You can also do this activity without the snow on the sidewalk or driveway. It’s similar to the sidewalk paint activity above.
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