Friday, May 20, 2011

Super Heros

What is it about small boys and super heros. My boys just can't get enough of them. They don't actually watch that much on TV but they love acting them out. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Mr Incredible, Buzz Lightyear - you name it, they will become them (Especially when my girlfriend makes them a fab Mr Incredible costume for their birthday - Thanks Soph!). So cute to watch them don a cape or a mask and suddenly take on a whole new identity with the best superhuman powers to match.
What imaginative play do your kids enjoy the most? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up”
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This moment - cupcakes

{this moment}: A Friday tradition with Soulemama. One moment from this week, one that you want to hang onto and not forget. No words.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Playing with shaving foam

I have been meaning to try some shaving foam marbling with Rascal for months and last week I finally remembered to add it to my shopping list.
We grabbed a large baking tray and some food colour from the kitchen and an art smock from the art supplies cupboard and got playing.
Rascal quite enjoyed "drawing" with the shaving foam but once I added a few drops of food colour he loved getting his hands in and mixing the colours.
It kept him entertained for quite a while and then he enjoyed cleaning up with the hose afterwards - nothing like a bit a water play to keep a 2 year old happy. Best of all he smelt lovely all afternoon as well.
What messy play have you been enjoying with your kids this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Drawing Big

I have been hoarding some big thick pieces of cardboard which I salvaged from the packaging when we had our solar panels installed and on the weekend Junior asked if we could draw a big tree on one of them.
I sketched out a very rough tree and let the boys loose with crayons, markers, scissors, paper and glue .... and their imaginations.
They both had a fantastic time drawing birds, bugs, butterflies, leaves and bark
My only problem now is working out where to hang their masterpiece!
What recyclables have your kids been playing with this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mum's out there - hope you are having a very special day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fairy Mushrooms

I recently saw this post at Irresistable Ideas and knew exactly what we were going to do with that big bag of corks I had been saving for "something".
I would like to have planted our freshly painted fairy mushrooms in a lovely miniature garden but we haven't planted one up yet this year, so Junior suggested we put them in our new veggie garden instead.
Our Gnome hasn't got a new home this year but at least he has some little friends to keep him company. What garden play have you and your kids been doing this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
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