Thursday, May 15, 2008

Your thoughts....

In the last couple of months, Jakson has discovered a love of all things art. I try to encourage him as much as possible to explore his newfound talents instead of doing other mind numbing things, like watching The Incredibles AGAIN, but I fail miserably some days. I'd love to get more ideas from people about activities they did with their kids at this age or toys that motivate independent play. Please help!

Successful moments....

Making a Mother's Day card for Grandma

It's so much easier to keep him away from the TV when he's playing with Natalie!!

4 comments:

Covey and Justin said...

We got a big chalkboard (you could also paint a wall with chalkboard paint) and sidewalk chalk. We also got an easel at a yard sale. We keep paper on it and crayons. (Markers and paint we do use but under close supervision!!). Playdough in the highchair has also been great. We make it from scratch and Elijah loves kneading in the color. Fingerpainting with water paints is also a big hit at our house. We also like taking cool whip and tinting it and letting Elijah paint with that on a cookie sheet. He loves to lick his hands afterwards.

FamilyKolbaba said...

Did you know you have "Marcie and Jared" and "Jared and Marcie" links on your blog? Thought I'd tell you. Sorry, can't help with the artsy ideas, but good luck. How about permanant markers and the walls? The carpet?

Erin said...

I just found your blog through Amanda's...what a cute family you have, and one more on the way? Congrats! I need to check out your shop too, so fun. Anyways, you've probably already thought of this, but when Hunter went through his artistic phase I got him one of those easles that has a chalk board on one side and the roll of paper on the other...HOURS, I mean MONTHS of entertainment there. Also, at the kid's pre-school they play in shaving cream a lot, I don't know how artistic that is but I thought I'd share :)

Covey and Justin said...

Something we did tonight that was a big hit was tint some shaving cream with food dye and let Elijah paint in the bathtub. His bath was over an hour long! He loved it! We gave him two colors and a brush.

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