Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Playtime: Painting with WHAT?

I'm a bit under the weather this week so I'll keep it short and sweet.  Painting is about exploration.  It's easy to hand a kid a paint brush and say, "go, have fun".  But what happens when you hand a child a toilet plunger or bathroom scrubbies and tell them to paint a picture?  At first, they will probably look at you a little funny, but then, they explore the materials and discover how THEY like to use them.  There are so many different ways to paint and discover creativity!  Check out the objects these bloggers gave their children to use.  

Play Create Explore found some Weird Objects for Painting at the thrift store.  Each brush is unique and can be used in a variety of ways.  Need some cool brushes?  Check your local $1 store!

Brushes and scrubbers aren't the only items little ones can explore with paint.  Do you have a gazillion plastic animals or dinosaurs laying around?  Why not create some Animal Prints like the Rainy Day Mum?
 Pre-school Play had fun with Squeezy Bottle Painting.  Awesome fun, fantastic mess!

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button." 

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring us - we've had so much fun printing with our animals



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