It is 84 degrees today.
The sun is shining  brightly, the trees are starting to turn and
there is a wonderful smell of expectancy in the air.
The crops in the fields have turned beautiful shades of brown resulting in
a flurry of activity as harvest begins.  It is a perfect Fall day!
Most pools have been closed for the season.
But, there is one thing for sure:

Kids + Water = Fun!

For a quick, easy activity on a bright sunny day try

Water Painting!

It will be sure to result in creative excitement.

 

Materials needed:
 
-a container of water
-a clean, soft paint brush
-a surface to “paint”:  cement (sidewalk or driveway), siding (the side of the house), the side of the car or the boards on your deck.
 
All ages can enjoy this activity. 
From the littlest child painting in all directions, to older children writing letters  and their name to more complex pictures.for the advanced “artist”
 
Have fun watching your creations evaporate. 
How long does it take?  Does it evaporate faster in the sun or the shade?
 
No mess, wetness that dries and no worries… just tons of fun!
 
 
 
This Blog Post is inspired from the book:
Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes:
Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share
by Becky B. Baxa
If you would like more fun ideas to share with your children
(that do not require batteries or electronics )
you can purchase this 180 page book,
full of color photos,
for $21.95
from Amazon.com
Or
from the gift shop at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO,
Silver Dollar City General Store in Branson, MO.
This book can also be checked out of the following libraries:
Scenic Regional Library – Pacific, MO
First Christian Church – Washington, MO
Hawaii State Library – Honolulu, HI
Story City Public Library – Story City, IA
Ellsworth Public Library – Ellsworth, ME
Ludington Public Library – Ludington, MI

 

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