Fence Painting!


Paint your fence or wall with water.

Materials Required

  1. Paint brush
  2. Bucket or container
  3. Water
  4. Bowl
  5. Dishmop
  6. Towel
  7. Sponges or kitchen utensils (optional)


Set up a safe area to fence paint. – Dress children in old clothing or encourage to wear an apron. – Have a towel on hand to dry the child.

Method (or Ideas)

  1. Fill a small bucket or bowls with water.
  2. Put buckets or bowls of water beside fence.
  3. Add Paint brushes, sponges or kicthen utensils to apply water.
  4. Paint the fence or wall with water with the child and talk about what is happening.
  5. Use different brushes or kitchen utensils to discover how the water is applied.

Facilitation Tips – What To Say

  • Is the water cold?
  • How high can you reach?
  • Swish, splosh and splash
  • Cold, wet, dry
  • What pictures can you paint?
  • Tell me about what you are painting?

Extend the Experience

  • Painting an outdoor concrete area.
  • Spray bottle painting with coloured water on material outside

WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This activity promotes physical activity by using large body movements.

Early Years Learning Framework


  1. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  2. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.


Principle 3: High expectations and equity. Children progress well when they, their parents and educators hold high expectations for their achievement in learning.


Practice: Intentional teaching. Intentional teaching is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful. They use strategies such as modelling and demonstrating, open questioning, speculating, explaining, engaging in shared thinking and problem solving to extend children’s thinking and learning.

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