On Target–Tiny Tot Tuesday

Snow Painting with Food Coloring-2

Blizzard in the house. Well, maybe that’s a little extreme! There’s actually no snow in the house at all, and it’s really just a major snow storm and not a blizzard (at least where I live). But the storm will pass before we know it and all that will be left is a blanket of the beautiful white stuff . . . well, maybe!

It just may be that you and your tiny tots can go outside and paint the town (or the snow) red (or any color you want) by just gathering up some spray bottles, water and a little food coloring.

Snow painting is a favorite not just with little ones, but big ones as well. I love it because it is super inexpensive and the payback is huge. By just adding about 10 drops of food coloring to your bottle you can transform your yard into a winter wonderland of another kind. Your kids will love spray painting trees, bushes, snow men, mailboxes. . . whatever it is that is covered with snow in your yard.

As you create, it’s a great time to talk about all the things God created. (Won’t apologize for using every moment to teach our kids about our awesome Creator!) Because even more than teaching kids to be creative and inspired and express themselves, our target is to teach them about the ONE who created, inspires and expresses His love for us every moment of every day.

Teaching kids, even from their tiniest of tot days, is the target we are aiming for–to know God, to love God and to trust God is our main objective. The fact that we can do it in cool, fun ways, well, that’s just the paint on the snow!

I hope to add some of my snow paintings once the snow stops. I’d love to see yours, too!

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