I’ve been trying to DO something with the kids every day now that the big girls don’t have preschool. A game outside, building a fort, going for a walk. One specific thing each day so when they ask “What are we doing today, Mom?” I can actually give them an answer. It doesn’t have to cost money or be super involved. But it has to be intentional and deliberate.
Since Pittsburgh rain keeps plaguing what should be our carefree pool days, I pulled out some finger paint and white roll paper today. I’m actually surprised this lasted for almost two hours. I know my girls love to paint but they usually don’t keep at it for so long. Zero dollars, lots of mess, lots of peace and quiet. They didn’t need any help, and they were proud of their finished painting. Paint in the mouths, paint on the feet, paint on little bums and cheeks. Sally even hung out pretty content while I snapped some photos. Happy to be included and not held in my lap for once in her life. She was fairly fond of chewing on the paint bottles. Totally fine by me.
It is yet unclear what took place in the bathroom… somehow Gracie came out soaking wet…
“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.”
― Loris Malaguzzi
If you loved this project be sure to check out these easy crafts for kids! We all need a few more of these in the idea bank, right?!