Rainbow sponge painting

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on March 4, 2012

in Creative Art, Sponge Rainbow Painting

We have been exploring weather words in prek with our Weather Word Wall Art (which I shared with you here and here )…

In addition to the words “sun, cloud, and rain” we also added the word “rainbow”…

The pre-k children printed or traced the word “rainbow” on their paper first then it was time to get busy sponge painting a rainbow. First they squeezed a line of each color of paint on their sponges…

Once they had all the colors of paint on their sponges, they picked up the sponges and began to paint their rainbows…

The children swiped the sponges across their paper to create the rainbow…

The swiping motion can be a bit tricky for the children to understand, but they weren’t worried about creating perfect rainbows at this point. They were totally loving being able to paint with all those colors at one time…

Of course, swiping the sponge across the paper only one time wouldn’t be all that fun so the children added more paint and then swiped some more…

In the end, our rainbows still looked like rainbows for the most part…

Every rainbow began to take on its own unique style and look since each child had their own approach towards swiping the sponge across the page…

And after awhile, some of the children decided it might be quicker to add two colors of paint at a time to the sponge…

In the end, this process did not go exactly like I had thought it would. Instead, the children added their own preferences along the way but I am happy to report that the children enjoyed every minute of it…

And happy to report that our rainbows turned out quite lovely…

And quite unique!

 

Links to Grow on…

See others who have shared this activity over at….

Rainbow Sponge painting from Strong Start

Rainbow Sponge painting from Hands on: As we grow!

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Books about weather

Rainbow Books

        

Squeeze Bottles

I purchased my squeeze bottles from Walmart. They are located in the kitchen utensil section of the store here where I live. But you can also buy Squeeze Bottles from Amazon.

Rainbow Linky

http://theoutlawmom.com/2012/04/24/play-best-of-kids-rainbow-art-eats-activities-blog-hop/

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