Simplify painting. When I just want to hit a concept quickly but need to use paint here are some of the time savers that I use for my kiddos.
- I use q-tips for paint bushes
- I use one disposable container
- The kids share at each table
Here is an example... Tints with my 3rd grade. I had them fold the paper in 4th and write their name and teacher code on the back. Each table got a container of white paint, a bottle of color, and a stir stick (tongue depressor stick). Each student had a q-tip. I asked student number 1 to poor a little paint into the white. They mixed it up and all the students at the table painted their 1st section with that color. Then the second student added color and stirred, that color was added onto the second space. They continued this process until the paper was filled. They had a blast with it, it was controlled, and very easy for clean up.