Sunday, July 26, 2009

We're all marbles here

Yesterday was a nice sunny day so I thought it was a good day for some painting on the patio. We decided to try some marble painting. I put a circle of paper and some paint in a plastic plate (paper plates would have been easier but we didn't have any) and popped some marbles in for Junior to roll around and make pretty patterns. It was also a good opportunity to talk about mixing colours.
This was a big hit with Junior - so much so that I have been unable to retrieve most of the marbles which are now a current favourite.
Out came the marble tower pieces, which entertained both Junior and Aussie Dad for quite sometime and lead to an in-depth discussion of the rules of the game of marbles. All this was very foreign to Aussie Mum who obviously doesn't appreciate the subtleties of the game - but enthralled Junior.

1 comment:

  1. I meant to say before, we are very very jealous of this marble tower!