Yesterday the munchkin and I tried a simple painting technique that had stellar results. What do you think? Isn't the painting above pretty? The munchkin titled it 'A Storm Thundering So Loud.' He based it on the weather map we were watching last week when an impressive...
The munchkin loves exploring all the different colors and types of yarn in my stash. He also gets a kick out of any activity that involves paint. So earlier this week, we decided to combine the two with a fun painting activity using yarn as the brushes.
The munchkin has been going to preschool a few mornings a week and last week they got their first "homework" assignment. Nothing too complicated, just making Valentine's Day cards for their classmates and teacher. But not being a huge Valentine's Day person, I kinda forgot.
We are expecting 12-16 inches of snow within the next 24 hours and to say the munchkin is excited would be an understatement. This morning he informed me of our complete itinerary: we're making smores in the fireplace and building a snowman family when it stops snowing. Then we...
You know what I love most about this activity? The end results are nothing like what I had in mind. I thought we were going to paint mini-pumpkins with glittery orange paint, then paint the stems a glittery green. Simple. Pretty. Done. But the munchkin had other ideas.
The munchkin got his first set of watercolor paints this week and I've been brainstorming ways to make water-coloring extra special for him. Then this morning it hit me: secret message painting! Doesn't that sound fun?
This is probably one of the easiest activities I've ever done with the munchkin. But you know what? It was a huge success! It kept him happily occupied for a good 45 minutes not once, not twice, but three times. (So far.)
The munchkin and I are loving this fun story about 10-year-old Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's attempts to capture and train a dragon. I see all the books in this series in our near future. See more of our favorite chapter books »
Adult Supervision Required -
Unless otherwise noted, all the activities on this blog require adult supervision at ALL times. (You probably already knew that, but just in case.) :)