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Rainbow Textured Painting – Free Activity Guide

Watercolors are fun, and salt can make them even better! Here’s a free guide of how to make a rainbow textured painting with just household items.

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Our newsletter for June 8, 2020 included three free activities, a Home Scavenger Hunt, the Textured Rainbow Painting (below), and the Tie-Dye Suncatcher (click here).

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Home Scavenger Hunt (printable)

Click here to print out this at-home scavenger hunt and begin searching! Write what you find on the lines provided.


Textured Rainbow Painting

Create a unique work of art using a familiar item: salt!

Materials:

  • 1 sheet of colored paper
  • Pencil
  • Elemer’s white glue
  • Table salt
  • Water colors
  • Paint brush
  • Water 

1) Draw a picture with your pencil onto the colored paper. 

2) Trace your drawing with the white glue. You will need to use enough so that your glue is visible along the lines.

3) Cover the glue with table salt. Pour off excess salt into trash.

4) Wait for glue to completely dry.

5) Use watercolors to paint only on top of the dried glue and salt.

6) Enjoy your unique painting!


Book of the Week

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

This beautiful story of a father-daughter relationship highlights the importance of loving the body, skin, and hair that you are born with. It is a wonderful resource when discussing why people look different from one another. 

Thank you for making our first month of business so incredible. We cannot wait for you to see what we have created for our future boxes! Be sure to follow along on our journey on Facebook (EngageBox), Instagram (@EngageBoxKids), Twitter (@EngageBoxKids), and our website (engageboxkids.com).

For the love of fun, 

Jess & Mal 

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Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hi, I’m Jess! I am a first grade teacher in Sunrise, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2018 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. I have been working with energetic six- and seven-year olds in the most engaging ways possible. I love working with kiddos and hope to encourage every child I meet to become a life-long learner!

Co-Founder / Teacher at EngageBox | + posts

Hey there, I’m Mallory! I am a first grade teacher in Orlando, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. In my teaching career, I have worked with students with all kinds of abilities and needs. One thing that remains constant among all students is the need for an engaging curriculum. It is my hope as an educator to show my students that learning not only can be fun, but is supposed to be fun! I am excited to reach more students through EngageBox!

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