painting

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Colour mixing activity

Colour mixing activity

My little girl is learning all about what colours you need to mix to make different colours at the moment, so I thought I would set up a fun painting activity to help her learn.

This activity for kids is super simple and lots of fun for little ones. I got these lovely flower paint pallets , which are perfect as you can put lots of different colours around the...

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Mess Free Painting activity

We don’t mind a messy painting activity in our house, but there are some times where I really don’t fancy having to hose down the children and kitchen after a painting session. This painting activity is a much quicker activity for children to do if you’re are short of time (but it can take a bit longer to set up) and creates hardly any mess at all. The magic ingredient of this activity, which...

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Learning about letters and letter formation through painting

Learning about letter formation through painting

After lots of home schooling over the last year I have been looking at different ways to make learning more fun. Painting is always a go to activity for me as you can adapt it in so many ways and sneak in lots of learning opportunities. Today’s painting activity involves learning all about letters and letter formation.

What...

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Butterfly painting

Butterfly painting

This painting activity is so much fun and teaches children all about symmetry!

What you need:

  • Butterfly shapes cut out. I find it easiest to fold a piece of paper in half, then draw one half of the butterfly from the fold. When you then cut it out you will have a perfectly symmetrical butterfly.
  • Paints. I try and go for washable
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Number tracing with paints activity

Number tracing with paints

My daughter absolutely loves painting, so I thought what better way to teach her numbers than through a finger painting activity ! This activity was super easy and your children won’t even know they are learning at the same time.

What you will need:

  • Paints. We always make sure we use washable paints as my daughter always ends up
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Magic Painting activity

Magic Painting

This is my go to activity on sunny days when the children need a bit of extra stimulation but I haven’t set anything up and don’t want a big tidy up job afterwards.

All you need is a paintbrush and a pot of water, that’s it! Then tell the children that they can go and paint anything out in the garden. They may want to paint pictures on the patio, or pretend to...