Ramp Painting

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In this activity, learners will dip different items in paint and then roll those items down a ramp. Learners will use science process skills such as observations and experimenting. Activity includes caregiver prompts and extension ideas. This activity is appropriate for ages 0-3 with adult supervision.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Balls of different size and textures
  • Bowls
  • A long flat item to use as a ramp (cardboard, shelf, baking sheet, etc.)
  • Newspaper or rags to catch paint drops


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


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