Big art is a great way for kids to use their gross motor skills to explore different properties in a fun way. I also love doing them with my kids because even though they are different ages they all enjoy doing big art!
We don’t get any snow at our house so I thought it would be fun to do some sort of snowball art project. I looked around to see what we had that was snowball-like and decided our wiffle balls would be perfect!
Snowball Painting Supplies:
- wiffle balls
- shaving cream
- large paper
- big container or tub
I filled a bowl with shaving cream and added a bunch of paint to it. I originally was going to use white like snow, but I had a request for red and it made it easier to see our snowball prints on the paper.
Then the kids covered the balls with the “snow” and started throwing them in!
We painted in the bathroom for easy clean up, but as we were rinsing everything off afterward in the tub it occurred to me that I should have just put the paper in the tub to begin with!
As we painted we explored concepts like cause and effect and texture. After each toss we examined what type of print that snowball made and why we thought it looked like it did. It was a great way to extend the learning while having fun!
For another fun snowball painting idea check out Sugar Aunts ping pong ball painting activity!
The other Move and Learn co-hosts were busy putting together Move and Learn Activities for kids this week too, make sure to check them out!
Other Ways to Move & Learn this week: from Toddler Approved
- Problem Solving with Toy Trains from The Pleasantest Thing
- Comparing Shapes with Snowballs from hands on as we grow
- Check out all our Move & Learn activities
- Lots of ideas on our Pinterest board!