During a random snowfall towards the end of April, the children enjoyed using the mud kitchen supplies and bottles of food coloring, they made some desserts like ice cream, ice sandwiches, ice muffin and served each other. From that observation, I got an idea to organize a new activity called ''Sand Painting'' that we could do when we are outside.
The activity happened in the field area on Monday afternoon May 3, 2021.
I invited the children in cohort B to explore all materials I had set up on the table. I asked them to come up with ideas of artwork they can paint on the cardboard.
At first the children didn't believe that they could paint without paintbrushes but, I told them to use their imaginations and get creative with materials we had. They wore painting tee-shirts and got materials such as a bowl, glue, paints, cardboard and sand messiness began!
RED seemed to be the most popular colour, especially when using their hands and finger to paint. Everyone's imagination seemed to run wild and had different ways to apply the paint on the cardboard using gloves, hands, sponges, popsicle sticks or spoons.
At the end of the activity, the children who participated named their paintings:
Painting scrabbles tiles, confetti sprinkles, unicorn blood, red Spongebob, brown mess, finger painting and a green+blue .
During the activity, the children developed their cognitive skills because they thought of different ways to paint without paintbrushes and what to create. They also developed their physical skills because they used their hands and fingers to paint.
Because the children were told they couldn't use paintbrushes, many children decided to use their hands to mix the colours. While using their hands to mix the colours some enjoyed the different textures, and some were excited about the paint changing colours on their hands which led me to plan shaving cream art to further explore multi-coloured designs!