What You Need:
- a small container for each paint color
What To Do:
- Put paint in the containers
- mix in some oats (it doesn't matter how much you use as long as it creates a bumpy texture)
- Set up the activity by talking about how paint feels. "wet" "slimy" and "smooth" are the answers I got. Discuss how these words are ways to describe the texture of paint.
- Now give them the bowls of the paint with oats and let them look at it and touch it.
- Ask what they notice about this new paint. "it's bumpy" and "it looks like it has rocks" are the answers I got. Discuss how the texture of the new paint is bumpy or rocky.
- Let them use their hands or paintbrushes (or spoon) to paint with the "bumpy" paint.
- As they paint, talk about the similarities and differences between regular smooth paint and the new bumpy paint.
|Busy digs right in with her hands and squishes and|
squeezes to explore the texture of the paint.
|My more cautious child, Beansie uses a|
spoon to put the textured paint on the
paper instead of using his hands.