Painting Pumpkins

The Ladybirds explored painting pumpkins as a creative Halloween activity. 

The children explored a variety of pumpkins, they compared them in size and weight. 

The children chose a pumpkin and placed it on the tray to paint. 

A variety of colours were used and the children self selected the colours, naming them as they used them to paint. 

Different sized paint brushes were used. 

The children manipulated the paint brushes with fine motor control to make marks on the paper. 

The children explored the marks they made practising to make lines and circles. 

Colours were mixed together and the children talked about the colour change. 

Hands were used to spread the paint as the children explored the sensory experience of paint on their hands.