Paint Bags are a fantastic way to break away from pencil and paper and provide your kids with a sensory experience that will gift them with a chance to TOUCH letters, words, numbers, and more!
To get started:
- Squirt paint into a sandwich bag. (I found that less paint worked better than more.)
- Make sure the bag is sealed tight. (If you’re not so sure, double the bag.)
- Provide your child with a writing utensil. (Q-tips work great!)
- Start writing.
Paint Bag Supplies Available Here:
Paint (Don’t want to use paint? Try Shaving Cream, Pudding, Ketchup, or Mustard!)
Q-tips (Don’t have any Q-tips on hand? Your child’s pointer finger will work great, too!)
Our Morning with Paint Bags
On this particular day, my preschooler wrote uppercase and lowercase letters….
…and my first-grade wrote sight words.
You can place flashcards under the bag for a perfect tracing activity or they can write them without tracing. We tried it both ways.
In addition to sight word practice, my first-grader also wrote his spelling words!
Instead of an additional pencil-and-paper seat work activity (which I will always readily admit that A Beka is a little hefty on at times), he was able to practice his spelling words in a little bit of a different way!
Note: Any and all potential messy activities are taken to the kitchen table (or outside), and these activity trays from IKEA have been a huge help when it comes to containing all the fun. 😉
Read More: How We Use A Beka Phonics
Would your kids like using Paint Bags?
Maybe even for math?
Now that my kids feel like pros with Paint Bags, we are definitely going to incorporate them into our math time!
My preschooler could draw shapes…
My first-grader could write answers to math facts…
Just thinking out loud!
Watch my Instagram account for daily glimpses into our activities. We are a busy household homeschooling preschool and elementary, and we are always so excited to connect with other families!
If you like the idea of Paint Bags, you will also get excited about your kids tracing with water: Check it out!