This was their idea. Any excuse to paint in the bath! I was happy as they have fun, work on mark-making and it’s an easy clean up afterwards.


  • Bath
  • Paint – green and red
  • Paintbrushes/Rollers/Sponges


Step 1: Run a bubbly bath, provide the paint and get creating. I didn’t ask the boys to paint their names, they just enjoy it.

Step 2: Wash their creations off, either by hand or using the shower head. This bit can be as much fun as the painting!

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques