Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Painting nature

Nature is the supreme mother of interesting "loose parts" for children to explore and use in their play. 

At the moment the children can't get enough of painting them.  Rocks, seed pods, sticks, bottle brushes, leaves - nothing is safe from a lick of paint.

With so many different interesting shapes, sizes and textures, who can blame them?


  1. We collected lots of lovely white shells and bits of driftwood and dead sea urchins at Kurnell today, so after the nature table for 1 week we'll give this a go. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. These are great ideas for Early Childhood Educators everywhere! Thanks for sharing them.

  3. We did this one year and it was so much fun. How did I forget? But then I saw your post ... ahhhh yes! Just the reminder I needed. Thank-you :)