We took advantage of some recent gorgeous weather to paint outdoors. I gave each kid a sheet of cardboard, and they spent a lot of time painting. Emma knew immediately that she wanted to make some roads, and she stayed focused on that theme throughout the project.
Lily painted her hands and feet – but, impressively, not her face or mouth!
Johnny moved on to all sorts of different canvases.
And each child had a finished work of art to bring proudly inside. Emma’s is still getting use as a play mat – this morning she and Johnny had their little plastic animals (see where she wrote “zoo” on her painting?), as well as blocks for houses and little cars driving on the roads. I was too busy watching them play to get a picture. =)
What are your favorite ways for kids to learn and explore art?