Here are a couple of activities we did this past week which tie into our spring theme and were also a great follow up for one of the books we read "Splish, Splash, Spring!"
This person piqued my interest when she painted using condensed milk and food coloring and it came out looking so shiny - see here! So I pinned it (saving it for a rainy day - ha, ha, ha), and we tried to make a fun symmetrical splash picture early this week.
Basically, the picture was to look as though Miss A had just jumped in a puddle (notice the tips of the yellow construction paper boots on the bottom edge), and she is now looking down at her reflection in the water. She was instructed to only paint half of her face and half of the puddle on a pre-folded piece of paper. When she was done, I closed it, rubbed it and opened it back up (such a fun activity for a kid to see a mirror image on the other side completing his/her face).
I love the texture of the puddle that came out when we did that - I am not quite sure if it was the texture of the kind of paper we used or paint or both, but it had a kind of rippled/splashed look to it - AND shiny like a puddle should be when it is reflecting light. :) My daughter touched up the picture (nose and mouth were kind of messed up), and we were done! Very cute! :)
This was a math activity (went along with the book as well) - Roll a Spring Storm! I found a picture online of a girl with an umbrella but no rain (perfect!) and printed it. Miss A colored it and then rolled two dice to create an addition number sentence on a separate piece of paper showing how many raindrops she could add to the picture. She then added the drops using blue paint and a cotton swab. If you do this at home/school with your kids, repeat several times for lots of drops and a bigger storm!