Why do it?
Painting with water is outdoor messy play without any hassles.
It’s a refreshing activity for hot weather.
It’s also an opportunity to notice and talk about what happens to the water (it disappears as it evaporates).
It can be a soothing activity for both a frazzled toddler and their parents.
How to do it
You need water in a container, preferably one with a handle so it can be easily carried, and a brush (art brush or little paint brush) or a small sponge works too.
If you need to, show your child how to paint with water and notice how the appearance of some things changes when wet.
It’s OK to paint the path, fence, house and toys — it’s only water!
Using more te reo Māori
|Tōmiti||To evaporate, dry up|
|Raumaroke||To be dry|
|He aha kei roto i te pākete?||What's in the bucket?|
|Nōku te wā||My turn|
|Nōu te wā||Your turn|
|Me mātakitia||Have a look|
|He makariri tēnei wai||This water is cold|