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I asked on Facebook last week which of two outdoor toddler activities you all wanted to see from my new book, The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book: 100+ Fun Early Learning Activities for Outside Play.
And, the votes are in…
Stomp & Splash – Fun Outdoor Toddler Art!
This fun outdoor toddler art activity is perfect for little ones since it embraces their active nature and love of mess-making! Plus, this outdoor art activity provides an opportunity for toddlers to learn colors and even color-mixing if the paint is watered down enough to mix together when stomped.
While it is written as a colorful sidewalk art activity, we tried it on a snowy day and loved the colors on the white snow, too.
So, this outside art project would work in any season!
How to do Stomp & Splash Outdoor Art with your Child:
Add a generous squirt of paint and a cup or so of water into a zip-top bag. Place the straw into the bag and seal the bag around it.
Hold the bag and straw, and gently blow air into the bag through the straw. Then, pull out the straw as you seal the bag, capturing the air inside. Shake the bag gently to mix the paint and set it aside.
Repeat, making various paint- and air-filled bags, one per color.
Place the paint-filled bags on the sidewalk (or snow). If you have the colors of the rainbow, position them in rainbow order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
Invite your toddler (or older child) to STOMP the bags, popping them and splashing the colorful paint. Encourage her to call out each color as she stomps and splashes them.
Alternatively, place the paint-filled bags randomly on the sidewalk, then call out colors for your little one to find and stomp.
Caution! Make sure your child uses only one foot to stomp Jumpking on a bag with both feet could result in slipping and injury.
Grab the Sample Toddler Activity Pages!
Download the sample book pages so you can save this fun outdoor toddler art activity for a day you’re playing outside.
Get Your Stomp & Splash Outdoor Toddler Art Printable HERE:
Then, make sure to order your copy of my new book, The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book, for many, many more fun educational outdoor activities for your toddler!
Yes, the activities in the book are perfect for toddlers (ages 1 to 3), but most of them would be super fun for preschoolers and even older kids, too! So, make sure to check it out even if your kids have outgrown toddlerhood.
More Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids:
- 12 Way Fun Water Activities for Kids
- 350+ Fun Summer Activities for Kids
- 6 Fun Summer Activities using Inexpensive Summer Toys
- “What’s In My Yard?” Outdoor Graphing Activity + A Kids Graph Printable
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