Spring means plenty of rain. And rain means puddles.
The warmer weather of spring also brings more opportunities for kids to get outside, even if it’s raining a little.
We have had lots of rain here these past couple weeks. Many of the storms have been thunderstorms, keeping us indoors, but on the days we could get out, we’ve had lots of fun puddle painting!
This colorful rainy day painting activity is super easy and fun to do.
The months of April and May tend to bring plenty of rain and mud. You may want to try mud painting with your kids, too.
This activity is perfect after a good rain. In fact, you can easily go out to do it while it’s still sprinkling.
Want to try it on a dry day? Use a garden hose or bucket of water to provide puddles for your artists.
Once you have found the perfect puddle, all you need is a little sidewalk chalk and creativity.
You have probably used wet sidewalk chalk before, it makes the colors more vivid. But when you are painting puddles you have a layer of water sitting there, causing the chalk to swirl and blend in a beautiful display of color.
It’s one of our favorite sidewalk chalk activities.
The pictures really don’t do it justice.
This simple activity of puddle painting had us busy for over an hour of much needed time outdoors this week.
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