by: Danyelle of Dandee Designs

One of the easiest and least expensive activities my children and I enjoy doing together is watercolor painting. I've learned that if I give them something to paint (like the letters in their names) the activity not only lasts longer, it's fun and educational too.


To prepare all you need to do is print out your child's name on cardstock. The kids like to fill in the letters, and its clean and simple design looks great displayed on the fridge. You'll also need a set of watercolor paints, a brush and a jar of water.

While your child is painting, discuss each letter. Consider making a game out of it by assigning each letter a specific color. For example, my son Oliver and I decided that the "O" would be red, the "L" would be yellow, etc. But most importantly, have fun together!