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Simple Toddler Play - Painting with Water

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I am taking part in the Simple Play at Home Blog Hop and am loving all of the ideas. In a world where we seem to overcomplicate things, sometimes it's great to remember that simple can often be better. One of the activities that keeps my toddlers busy for ages is painting with water. I don't mean those lovely water painting books (although they're a hit in our house too), I mean literally painting with water.

We get a big bucket of water, a combination of paint brushes and roller brushes (you can buy those from Amazon here) and they paint everything outside. The fence, the wall, the cubby house. Anything. The best bit about this is that it's mess-free, and they will generally play with this activity long enough for me to enjoy a cup of coffee.

What you need:

What to do:

  • Let them paint!

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If you are after more (messier) painting ideas for toddlers you will love 10 Painting Ideas WITHOUT using a Paintbrush or Ice Painting. You may also like our Winter Activities for Toddlers ideas.

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Thursday 19th of November 2015

nice post! so cute

Adventures of Adam

Sunday 15th of November 2015

What a great simple play idea. I love the rollerpaint brushes that you used - shall have to be purchasing some of those!