Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monet in the Making

Evan is always asking to go outside, but once we get out there, he's not sure what he wants to do. So, using my skills from being an Early Childhood teacher, I bought Evan some paint brushes and started painting with water outside. My students have always loved doing this, and Evan was no exception. All you do is fill up a cup with water, and let them "paint" the sidewalk! There's no mess other than a little spilled water, and the pictures disappear in seconds. Also, make sure to look at Evan's "rock and roll" outfit.

The next picture was taken this morning after Evan woke up. Usually in the mornings as soon as I hear that Evan is awake, I take a quick shower (since it's my only chance for the day) then get him from his room. He enjoys that bit of alone time, and I usually hear him chattering away in his crib. A few times I've gone in his room and he's taken one or two books off the shelf next to his crib. This is what I walked into this morning...

3 comments:

Joe said...

What a great idea! I know we often have had that issue of "Now that Jack is outside, what do we do, besides bubbles and sidewalk chalk."

Cathy said...

My Mom tells a story that she used to put me to "work" painting the sidewalk while she did gardening. Kept me busy for a long time, because I'd ALWAYS have to do another coat by the time the first one was done. I've done it with Chris too, and indeed, it works!

amypfan said...

Great idea! And Evan looks very literary. :)