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Painting with Floor Scrubs!

by on Apr 27th, 2011

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Let’s do some spring cleaning shall we? But instead of using water and soap, why not paint instead?

A couple months ago, I passed by a shop wherein all items were sold for just 20 php (around 50 cents). Now as a preschool teacher, I just couldn’t resist the urge to take a peek and dig through these items in hopes of finding something I could use for school! One of the items I came across were floor scrubs. I often see these sold in the groceries for just a tad bit more, but something in me urged me to buy it today. I looked at it and said to myself, “Hey, the kids could paint with these!” …and that’s exactly what we did!

What you will need

  • Floor scrubs
  • Old plates or flat containers
  • Paint
  • Paper

Now normally I would do a step by step for the activities, but in this case, I don’t think you’d need it! Simply put the paint in a flat container like a plastic plate and have the kids just dip their floor scrubs and start scrubbing their paper!

After scrubbing, one of the kids even asked for a paint brush ‘coz she wanted to write her name! Cute.

This was such a fun and “free” activity! They got to scrub without actually cleaning too! Be careful though, you wouldn’t want them to scrub too hard and end up with huge holes on their paper! :)




Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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