Friday, August 26, 2011

Paint the Fence

"Painting the Fence" was one of my favorite games as a child.

The great thing is, it has to be the most SIMPLE form of MESSY fun!

All you will need is:
1. water
2. painting tools
(water bucket, paint brushes, rollers, etc.)

That is it! Really the game is much more clean than it sounds!

This game is perfect for a hot, sunny day! As your child "paints" with water, it will temporarily change the color of some surfaces. Then the heat will "erase" it minutes later!

If your child is anything like mine, he will paint everything. Who can blame him? Even a tee and basketball goal need a fresh coat of paint every now and then!

I can remember "painting" pictures and my I know I was older than Carter!
But he enjoyed himself none the less!

Teacher Tip:
  • Create shapes and quiz each other on the shapes!
  • Try spelling out your child's name and chant the letters!!
  • Experiment with different surfaces: The patio floor, the patio furniture, the fence...and see which surfaces will become darker when adding water!
& Carter (19 months)


  1. Looks fun! he seems really enjoys it ;)
    I love these black n white photos :)

  2. Sweet idea! What fun...

  3. What a cutie! I love this idea! My little guy has "painted" the sidewalk and porch, but not the fence. Maybe we'll do this tomorrow. :) Visiting from It's Playtime! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! :)

    Mandi from



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