Colourful, Bubbly Brushing

You need:

  1. Clear washing up liquid
  2. Brooms or brushes
  3. Water
  4. Food colouring

How to make it:

  1. You could do this activity on a rainy day when there are already puddles outside or you could make a puddle using the water.
  2. Have a puddle of water on the ground outside and drop washing up liquid and food colouring into it.
  3. Encourage your child to brush at the puddle making gross motor movements.

How can it be used to support learning:

  1. Tracking what they do/the marks that they make
  2. Knowing that their actions produce a result i.e. the more they brush the more bubbles they create
  3. Developing gross motor movements by making large up and down movements
  4. Hand awareness- where are their hands and how do they need to be moved
  5. Maintaining a sustained grasp of an object