- Ahead of time get a pitcher of water. Get two pitchers if you have a large class.
- Have one volunteer pass out paper to the class. I like to use white construction paper. I usually cut the large sheet of paper in half.
- Tell your students to write their names on their paper and then turn the paper over. Their name will be on the back of the painting.
- Have another volunteer pass out a cup or bowl that will be used for water. I usually put one between every two students.
- Have another volunteer pass out a paper towel. Give one to each student. Some students like to dry their brush after dipping it in the water.
- Tell your students to get out their water colors. Make sure everyone has a brush. I usually purchase a packet of brushes at Dollar Tree in case someone has lost their brush.
- Once everyone is ready, I explain the directions for today’s activity (listening to the video and painting what they visualize). Students are not allowed to talk during this activity because everyone needs to be allowed to hear the video and let their creative juices flow. 🙂
- I also tell them that they only get one piece of paper. They need to take their time and do their best. When they finish, they will sit quietly until the painting time is over.
- When everyone is ready and understand the expectations and directions, I pour a small amount of water in the bowl or cup.
Be sure and check out my Brain Break Pinterest board for ideas that you can use when your students need to get up and move. Click on the picture below.