One activity that my children used to do when they were younger was to go outside and paint a wall with water. We got some regular paintbrushes for painting a house. (You probably have some lying around in your garage.) Pour water into a bucket, and voila! Your children can start painting the shed or the side of the house. If it is a hot day in the summer, the “paint” will disappear quickly, but if you do it in spring or autumn, you can get almost a whole side of the shed looking dark before the water evaporates. Meanwhile, you can relax with a fun gardening magazine and watch your children enjoy themselves.
The water makes a better mark if the wall is darker, so try to find a darker wall in your backyard. Another thing you can do is take a chalkboard outside, and have your child paint that with a round, thick brush. The child could paint a simple picture. You could even paint a word and have your child read it before it magically disappears!Tweet