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Paint a Mural

Make a big mural over the course of the week with different colors and shades of paint.


  • tempera and/or finger paints—all colors
  • paint brushes, plastic knives, craft sticks
  • mural paper taped to the wall (preferably white paper)
  • duct or masking tape (for securing mural on wall)
  • newspapers


During week 3, have children work on a mural called “Colors in My World.” Tape a 6-to-8-feet-long piece of mural paper to the wall. Tape newspapers on the floor below it. Tell children the title of the mural and let children paint whatever they want over the course of the week.