Get active and outside with a super quick water activity: painting the driveway!
Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter and build memories. Those quick little activities and crafts that you’ve just pulled together in a minute.
My mom is amazing at making those moments and memories with my kids! And this quick, simple water activity has definitely left a lasting impression with my kids!
Quick Painting the Driveway with Water Activity for Kids
My husband picked up the kids at my parents’ house last week since I was still decorating cakes at suppertime. He found them painting her sidewalk with water.
The boys were having an absolute blast!
Henry told me during our nightly bedtime conversation that painting the driveway was his favorite part of the day. Thanks, Mom!
The next day was hot. Very hot.
And the boys wanted to play outside. We usually play in their sandbox, but it is completely sunny in the morning.
I wanted them to be in the shade, so getting them to the other side of the house was the only option. The other side of the house is just driveway though.
So I brought out all the tools to paint our own driveway! You’ll need:
- Paint rollers
- Paint brushes
- Foam brushes
- Big buckets or paint pans
- Driveway or sidewalk
We had all of these things hanging around, so no special supplies needed. If you don’t have something on the list, just use what you have!
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Use brooms, mops, or even the different settings on the hose nozzle to “paint.” You could also move this to a smaller surface, like just one square of a sidewalk, or focus on making smaller designs.
First, I filled a bucket and the pan with some water and handed it to the kids. They’d already done this activity with Grandma, but you might want to demo how to use the paint roller.
George had a little experience with painting with water inside on the chalkboard not too long ago. Outside, he mostly explored the bucket and tubs this time – playing with the water in them mostly.
Add soapy bubbles for sensory water fun that even toddlers can enjoy!
Henry got right to it! He loved rolling and painting water all over the driveway.
We loved all the different tools, but the paint rollers were by far the favorite of both the boys.
After seeing Henry in action for a little while, George joined in too. Seems like painting the driveway is a big hit for everyone!
It wasn’t long before the boys decided to dump the water on the driveway. Then they started to brush and roll it around further.
This easy, quick water activity was the perfect way to spend a hot summer morning. I’m not sure how many times I refilled that bucket…