This year we decided to make an experiment: we started a journal of all our daily activities with kids. Our oldest son has reached a school age already and we decided that it will be interesting and beneficial to see in real figures how many of various activities our kids are actually doing during the month. I am sure that I’ve missed something because it is much harder than I thought to keep track of all the activities, but that is all I have. Continue reading “January wrapped up”
This time I had an idea of the game first and while preparing understood that we can discuss some interesting and useful topics while playing. Water absorption and color mixing are two interesting and almost magical topics for kids, and this activity perfectly proves it.
Some parts of this activity should be prepared in advance!
Even such a simple activity as printmaking/painting with shapes can be interesting and educational for kids of various ages if you allow them to explore and do whatever they want. It is especially important to keep it in mind if you plan to do something specific like I did today. Letting kids explore can bring lots of surprises and lessons, even for mom. And it is important not to forget that every child is UNIQUE! Continue reading “Every child is UNIQUE!”
The process of creating the moon and space board took us a couple of weeks – we made then only when boys asked for it and as long as they were eager to participate. In the end of the post I also share several games we made using them.
During the last several days we were making activities dedicated to the Rainbow. We’ve invented an interesting and easy way to make a Sweet rainbow in a vial (or in a narrow glass) and had some fun colouring paper towels.
If you still have some freezing nights and didn’t have a chance to play with colourful ice this activity can be right for you. It was fun to prepare it together with kids. The part of exploring and playing was very engaging and filled with lots of discoveries.
Continue reading “Oily Ice Balls.”
Our daddy had birthday last week and we decided to remind him about some wonderful moments of the year. So many great things happened during this year that it could be very hard to choose, if only 99% if the photos were not with kids. So it was easy to find six with daddy on them. We decided to make the gorgeous blossoms from the unique memories of the year and to add buds as a symbol of the moments that are going to happen in the future.
About two or three months ago my almost five year old decided to become a Chef. I shouldn’t tell you that it is very difficult to explain to the little human that he is not capable to do something, especially when he is sure that he knows everything already.
It was about 0 C outside these days. Slippery puddles everywhere made it impossible to play or do anything outside. Having no chance to go out doesn’t mean not to have some wintery fun! I scooped some snow from the balcony, put it into the plastic bin and almost two hours of exploring began!
My son said that he wants to have a shining star on the top of our tree. Last year after many hours of searching we couldn’t find our perfect topper for the Christmas tree. I had doubts that we would succeed this year, and we needed the shining star now. That is how I came to an idea to make a shining topper by myself using my son’s paintings.