Just because the year of create is over doesn't mean I've forgotten what a fabulous time I had creating everything from crafty goodies to memories with the kids.
One of the best things I did was to take the paints with us to the beach.
When I instagrammed someone said something about how I let them paint when I'm not there. Of course! It was the only 20 minutes of rest in the mornings to get dressed :)
Anyway, we had 1.5 rainy days, a Saturday and a Monday morning.
We painted with them on the Monday morning. My works of art are the girl and the boy :)
I must also tell you something cool I do.
I bought a set of 3 paintbrushes - yellow, purple and i can't remember the 3rd colour. No-one wants the yellow one so I said the child who gets the yellow one gets the BIG paint set and the one who gets the purple paintbrush gets the smaller paint set. Problem solved :)
There are stickers in the front and about 4 colouring pages at the back. Those workbooks really WORKED for us :)
The kids did all of the shapes pages - finding the stickers, sticking them in the right place, identifying all the objects, answering all the questions, etc. Then they painted the colouring pages at the back because the paper was nice and thick, and then when the whole book was done, I handed out scissors and they cut out all those shapes. Best R20 - R30 (x 2) I ever spent.
Normally when they paint with me at home, I make them wear aprons. As you know I need mess to be contained so I don't twitch and can actually enjoy the activity. The other day they came home from school all excited.
K: Mummy, today we painted and we didn't even have to wear aprons!
This weekend I want to get messy in the kitchen making heart biscuits for Valentine's.
Are you doing any fun (messy) things with your kids? (for Valentine's or otherwise)
Please give me some ideas!