When outside, pour water in patches on different types of ground: dirt, sand, grass, concrete.
What effect does the water have on the different types of ground? Where does the water go?
Try painting with water on these different surfaces. Watch what happens. Share your ideas about why this happens.
On a warm day get the hose out. As the water splashes onto different surfaces, like grass, dirt, sand, and concrete, notice what affect the water has and what happens to the water.
Which surfaces absorb the water? Which surfaces does the water roll off of?
Here's a fun, interactive painting activity, Paint Splat.