Yesterday I was determined to do something nice with Esther and William. I am aware that I spend a lot of my time with Baby Tilda. I knew I would for the first few weeks of her life, but weeks became months and now it has been half a year. I miss my toddlers and I want to make quality time again, just for me and them.
I have been collecting ideas for possible activities on Pinterest for weeks now and I am at a point now where I can start to explore some of them.
Matilda is sitting confidently now and loves watching her older siblings at work, or play. Often she is bouncing away in her Jumperoo just near us and she is happy for a reasonable length of time. Time enough to get something done!
And so yesterday we decided to do some painting. We got out our paints and also some of our smaller toys. Little people, small world animals and most excitingly toy cars!!
And we did this!
Esther and William chose their favourite toys and used them to make tracks and patterns on their paper with paint.
They loved this activity and made picture after picture, pattern after pattern.
It really captured their imaginations and was also great messy fun.
As well as learning about patterns and printing. We also talked about colour mixing and how when we put a yellow tyre track over a blue tyre track the tracks became green. We made green and purple, brown and black. Esther and William thought it was magical to see the colours changing in front of their eyes.
The thing that Esther and William enjoyed the best was racing their little cars across each page and leaving the patterned tracks. We are going to do this next week with bigger cars on a giant roll of paper on the floor. I cannot wait as I think that we will have so much fun.
Once Esther and William had had enough of painting it was tidy up time and we decided to make this fun too by washing the toys in lovely warm soapy water on the playroom floor. I think that Esther and William enjoyed doing this almost as much as they enjoyed the painting.
It was great to see them playing together so nicely. And this end activity also meant that their painty hands were clean too and ready to move on to something new.
We had a wonderful time making paint tracks today. Can’t wait to do it again soon!