Well, we’ve hit the point in the summer where we are in need of things to do! J I know a lot of kiddos start complaining about being bored right about now… not my kids.
When they have nothing to do, they don’t complain, they just start screaming and wrestling. <sigh>
They are doing good for the most part, there are just times in the day when they need more direction than others. I made these little idea sheets for D3:
When he seems to be lacking direction, I tell him to look at his chart and choose something to do. This has actually worked for the most part.
I’m actually really bad about doing projects with my kids. As a preschool teacher, you would think I would have all sorts of cute little projects to do with them, but I don’t think to do that very often. Maybe I’ll start doing that more! I wanted to to do something with D3 this week, and found a great art project.
The first day we painted a big sheet of moving wrapping paper. I love that stuff for kids to paint on- it’s huge and they can make big strokes without painting all over the table. We painted big blocks of separate colors.
I didn’t think to take a pic of the paper before we started cutting it up for our project, so this was a picture of pieces of paper that we cut up once it was dry.
We let the painted paper dry over night.
The next day, we cut out the pieces that we needed for our picture from the painted paper and glued them onto pieces of posterboard.
D3 made a picture of me. J
I made a lovely flower. J
I thought the final products turned out pretty cool using the painted paper. It was fun and a good way to spend… I dunno… an hour of our day. 😉