Since Junior started Kindy we have been doing very little art at home because he seems to do so much at Kindy and it really is a bit of a challenge to do much with Bub constantly re-organising any art activities we try to tackle.
We used to keep the "messy" art projects for when Bub takes his daytime nap but I have fallen into a habit of letting Junior watch some TV while I get on with dinner preparation and other household chores during this time. While it is nice to get a chance to do a few things without constant interruptions the amount of nagging for TV at other times has increase as a result.
Therefore on Monday we skipped the early afternoon TV time and I asked Junior what he would like to do instead. "Squash Painting" was his reply. I took this to mean some Paint blot art and set him up with paint and folded paper
He happily produced about half a dozen "butterfly" paintings and then we moved on to a little watercolour painting as well.
We haven't got rid of the nap time TV altogether but hopefully we will have a bit more variety in our week from now on.
18 hours ago