Mess free painting!
bowl ( I prefer a bowl over a cup because it is less likely to tip over)
water (a little water goes a long way)
paint brush (I love the Melissa and Doug paint brushes because they help promote correct pencil grip)
Model dipping the paintbrush into the water and drawing on the paper
Let your child repeat
Talk About It:
"w w water"
"w w wet"
"p p paint"
come up with a word when they paint a line "zip" was what I used when Owen would paint across-this encourages them to say "zip" as well