I’ve been thinking about different ways Jack (5.5 yrs) and Sarah (3.5yrs) could use the easel.
For this provocation I simply clipped some plastic mesh to the easel. I thought it was interestingly textured and would create some nice patterns.
I put out the paper, clipped on the mesh, added paint pots (red, blue, and white) in clear containers and brushes. Make sure you have extra paper ready as well as plenty of paint.
Don’t be afraid to let your child really get in there with their hands. We want them to rub their hands over the material and explore the texture. Here’s a short Instagram video of Sarah painting.
What might you have in the garden shed or hanging about which could be added to the easel to add a little texture and interest?