Playgroup SA is a strong advocate for play, as play is essential for a child’s brain development. It allows them to foster creativity, social and physical skills, cognitive and emotional development as well as practice and master newly developed skills, gain confidence and learn about the world around them.

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison

“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them to feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit” –Fred Rogers

Frozen Paint Pop Sticks

Frozen Paint Pop Sticks

JUNE, 2015

This is a great fun way to paint on a hot day.

  1. Pour paint into an ice cube tray. For a rainbow effect, layer the paint in the tray.
  2. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes before inserting one Pop Stick per cube (the reason you wait is so that they stay upright as the cubes are firmer).
  3. When you’re ready to paint, pop out the cubes gently and place them onto a plate for use. 

The Pop Stick makes a good handle to paint with. Be quick - as on a hot day these ice paints can melt fast.