w o o d w o r k . . .
I wanted to share a special experience from the birthday party the other day. We have a wood work station out side and the girls in my daughter class were totally drawn towards it.
Today I spend some time on my own - just exploring lino cutting... I absolutely love to do creative projects with my children, but it hit me today, that we are so busy fostering our children's creativity but what about our own?
What do you do when you have a creative moment to yourself?
Some of you have seen on my stories that we have been making an oil rig out of cardboard... This is how it turned out.
It's really amazing how little it takes to make a small imaginative world that children are drawn towards... This is our tribute to #getcreativewith cardboard
We all know how hard it can be to get our children to clean up after themselves. Or is it just me?
It hit me this week how much energy, patience and guidance it takes to get them to clean up.
I hear myself over and over 'before we start dinner, you will have to clean up the creative table, the floor, your toys...what ever they have been up to' ... I have learned that telling my kids in advance like 2-3 minutes help them make the mental transition from playing to cleaning. I have also learned that they can't pick up all of it at once, they need breaks - and come back and pick up again.
I have also learned to add a little magic to the cleaning helps and expressing my thankfulness toward my children when they manage to clean and arrange things.
Last one I have learned is that you need to show them how it done, it doesn't come naturally... How do you do it in your family?