It was such a wonderful sight to see the children working side by side - sharing and problem-solving how to best manipulate the very tough-to-use bottles.
The children were amazed at how the colours blended together to make new ones and were excited to find the spray left a circular pattern on the paper.
Those spray bottles were tough work for little fingers! Our children got a work out doing this - helping to strengthen their fine motor skills and commitment to an activity.
Once inside we put the spray bottles at our art easels and invited the children to continue exploring. We thought the goggles were a nice touch! (Some of the children realized quickly that they had to have the bottles pointed the right way before squeezing the trigger!)
What was especially interesting for us to observe today was how the children problem solved when the tip of the trigger became stuck after too much rapid pressing. After much discussion they figured out that they had to pull it upwards until it clicked and then it would be ready to use again.