What started out as a simple painting experience with edicol paint and q-tips ended in a river of colour.
When some over zealous painting led to spilt paint on the concrete, two boys decided that painting the concrete was a far more attractive option than painting the paper.
My canny Director suggested that they might like to paint near a channel of water running into the drain from a leaky hose. The boys get to paint - the paint washes away.
Score for everyone involved!
Yellow paint was added. "Its turning green!"
Then some red. "There are rainbows in the water!"
There was a lot of interest in what was happening in the drain:
Of course they had to paddle in it:
The world of preschoolers is like a series of experiments. "What if I paint in the water?" "What will it feel like to stand in?" "What if we add red?"
Even the clean up becomes a "What will happen if....?" "What will happen if we all get in the same bucket?"
(Edicol is a vegetable dye powder that you add to water and it all washed away and didn't stain the concrete)