Sunday, 15 July 2012


Introducing Paints

So here we are exploring world of colors. This activity can be introduced at the age: 3 yrs.or more. To begin with invite the child and show him/her where the activity is located. But before taking the tray to the table, tell the child to spread a piece of cloth/mat/towel on the table to avoid the paint stains on the table.
After this ask the child to take the activity to the table and show him/her how to paint gently and carefully within the lines of the shapes drawn on the paper.
Introducing just two colors is more appropriate, as the child progresses well more colors can be added. Washing the containers after completing the activity and then putting the activity back the same way where it was taken from is very important. After cleaning, encourage the child to leave his/her work to be dried and tell him that before beginning his/her work next time, he/ she should ask for paints to be poured in the little containers.

Note: The paper used for the activity is already cut and different shapes are done from before. The paint is poured in before beginning the work.
The material used is very simple i. e. a tray , small containers, paper with shapes drawn with a pencil, a paint brush, paints and a piece of cloth or a special mat.


  1. I appreciate your photos and clear descriptions for introducing paints ... always a great activity! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  2. Thanks, Deb it's always great to hear from you, I appreciate your response, Thanks!!!