Color a Puzzle: This is a project that even your smallest artist can enjoy! Tape six or seven jumbo craft sticks together on a piece of paper, and let your little one color on it with markers.
When they're done, remove the tape, mix up the sticks, and let them try putting the picture back together!
Sandpaper Art: This is another great no-mess creative activity! Cut some fuzzy yarn into a variety of lengths, and let your little one arrange the yarn on a sheet of 40-grit sandpaper to "draw" a picture. (I'm sure a number of sandpaper grits would work - we just had 40-grit on hand at our house.) You can remove the yarn, and replace it as many times as you want. For an older child, you can also draw shapes or letters on the sandpaper with crayon and let your child trace them with yarn.
And, of course...
Read: Reading is one of the best activities you can do with your child at any age!
A few of Emma's current favorites are:
- The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
My 3 good things for today are:
- We have beautiful fall weather outside!
- Bryson got to go swinging for first time. He loved it!
- Burritos and garden salsa for dinner! (it's the little things...)