Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gigantic Ball Paintings

We have been taking full advantage of the incredible weather we have had in our part of the world lately.  I picked up this plastic pool for about $10 at the hardware store. These pools are everywhere right now.  I taped down some paper to the inside of it and gave the kids some paint to squirt into the pool.  Then we threw in some plastic balls.  This project takes lots of communication and cooperation on the part of the children.  It was amazing to see them work together and figure out how to tilt the pool back and forth to get the balls in motion.  It was a whole body experience for these kids.
 Some of the skills they used during this process were, cause and effect, identifying/ recognizing colors, problem solving, learning and using social skills,  using their large motor coordination, and pre-writing skills (squeezing those paint bottles and squirting the paint) just to name a few!
 Pools....not just for water anymore!

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1 comment:

barbara said...

Great fdun, skill building activity, will share.....