Painting on the grill in preschool

To go along with our pretend barbecue, the boys had fun with a little ketchup and mustard painting on the grill…

First we used a basting brush to spread a little ketchup and mustard (red and yellow paint) on our grill (aluminum pan with holes in it)…

The paint flowed through the holes leaving fun little dots on our red paper…

At first, we had only set out yellow paint in a mustard container for this but the boys wanted to add ketchup too….

They were quite fascinated with the holes in the pan and the dots that were left on their paper…

By |2011-07-15T01:00:00+00:00July 15th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Little Wonders' Days July 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    This looks easy and fun too!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Yes indeed – easy and fun!

  2. Kristah July 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    cute! How did you get the holes in the pan?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      I bought the pan that way:) Don’t know what you would really use the pan for but it looked like a great idea for painting!

  3. Roopa @Putti Prapancha July 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    How Fun!! Just this evening, I saw these pans at our dollar store and bought it thinking it is perfect to some dot prints:) The pans were labelled as BBQ pans!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 16, 2011 at 6:36 am - Reply

      Yes, I think that is what these were called and I did get them at the Dollar Store too!

  4. Debbie Clement July 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!!
    Cause & effect.

    I wanna make some myself — as an adult.
    They would make AWESOME note cards.
    Dollar store, here I come!!!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. July 17, 2011 at 12:20 am - Reply

      Haha – you always know how to have fun Debbie!

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