Preschool car painting

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This week I didn’t plan preschool lessons, and man, could you tell. It’s been super hot and the kids have been bouncing off the walls and I started to have that claustrophobic feeling I get during winter when we are snowed in.

This morning it was so desperate my husband said, “I think we should do school, even without a plan.” And so we did.

After our normal routine of Scripture verse, song, prayer, story, and letter tracing, I decided to do an activity that went so well last time I promised myself I would do it again: car painting.

That’s right — you heard me: car painting. Combining preschool boys, paint and cars might not be the faint of heart, but it’s really really fun. I’m indebted to http://www.teachpreschool.org for the idea.

All you need is a few cars you don’t mind getting dirty (we used the kind we get in kids meals at Burger King), big shirts secured in back with a rubberband for a makeshift smock, paper or cardboard and something to protect the table (or you could just paint outside).

You don’t even have to explain what to do. They just know.

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Now all we have to do is go to Burger King and get some more cars. Oh yeah — eating fast food for education… or, um, something like that.

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