Sponge Painting for Kids

Learn about visual arts with your preschoolers and kindergartners. This quick and easy Sponge Painting for Kids is perfect for practicing creative thinking and fine motor skills. Don’t forget to add it to your next preschool thematic study!

collage of sponge painting for kids images with text: Sponge Painting Process Art Painting for KidsI’m so excited to share this Sponge Painting for Kids with you today. We did a wonderful STEAM activity focused on coral sponges and decided to use our leftover sponges to paint with too!

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child sponge painting on cardstockI don’t think a day goes by that we don’t paint. It’s gotten to the point that the kids can get out exactly what they need and even put it all away entirely on their own.

And you know what that means, right? It means lots of time spent hanging out together and making art while I read aloud.

child's sponge painting process artPainting is such an important thing for early learners. After all, there are so many things we can learn just from experimenting with paint and paper.

child using sponge to paint on cardstockThere are the obvious things: creative thinking, problem-solving, and even fine motor skills, but what about color theory, eye-hand coordination, and communication skills? And of course, that’s just the beginning…

Keep reading for even more quick and easy sponge painting ideas for preschoolers!

child's sponge painting process art on cardstockSponge Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Cardstock
  • Paint
  • Sponges

Here’s how to do it

  • We started with this Sea Sponge Activity for Kids and cut sponges into a variety of shapes.
  • Set out cardstock, sponges, and paint.
  • Encourage children to use the supplies to experiment with sponge painting process art.

Sponge painting art is another wonderful painting for kids activity that could be used for just about any theme. Sponge painting is a technique that we do over and over again in our homeschool.

child using sponge to paintThis month, we’re learning all about the ocean and this easy sponge painting activity was the little guy’s idea. When we finished our sea sponge STEAM activity, he asked if we could paint with the leftover sponges. You know, because we never pass up an opportunity to get creative.

child's sponge painting process artPainting for Kids

We love all things messy art and sponge painting is just one of the many wonderful open-ended activities we’ve done this year here at The Keeper of the Memories.

If you’re interested in trying out a variety of process art experiences with your little kids, then definitely check out this list of our favorite painting for kids activities.

  • It doesn’t get more fun than this Bubble Painting for Kids activity. Your little learners are sure to love every minute of blowing colorful bubbles and of course popping them too!
  • Here’s a great STEAM activity that’s perfect for a hot day! Check out this Ice Painting for Little Kids process art activity and create a beautiful work of art with your preschoolers and kindergartners.
  • This Blow Painting Process Art was the perfect addition to our science preschool theme and a great way to learn about physics in a fun and kid-friendly way.

child's finished sponge paintingDon’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Fables & Folktales theme!

collage of sponge painting for kids images with text: Sponge Painting Process Art for Preschoolers