Five great paint activities for children

Written by: Luca Da Re
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Here are five great paint activity ideas you can easily try in your setting. Whether you are looking for ideas to do inside or out, there is something here for you.

Playing with paint has always been a key activity for children’s development as it can benefit so many part of their learning and development. From art and design to emotional development to mathematics, activity ideas with paint can cover them all. Here we have pulled together five great activities that we think the kids in your setting will love, covering everything from doing art outdoors or giving children a chance to express their emotions through art.

1. Art Comes Naturally
We all know how important outdoor learning is in the early years and how much young children love the space and freedom being outdoors gives them. We also know that young children like to be creative and often use art as a means to understand their experiences. Combine the two and outdoors is fantastic for messy painting, splatter painting, chalk boards and so on. However, the following ideas take art outdoors a step further and look at how to use nature as an inspiration. They are about giving children the opportunity to experiment and explore the natural world in a creative fashion. Read more.

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