Day 18…

Day 18 of our #100daysofhomeed. The morning started with process art as we had paint and pva out while we were all still in our pjs! 

We have a free access art cupboard with pens, pencils, crayons, paper, stickers, scissors and glue to allow the girls to select and create art as they want. I put the paint out of reach as I’m not brave enough to risk them letting loose with it unsupervised! 

S asked for feathers and pva glue. A wanted to join in too and I noticed she was painting with her pva rather than using it to stick down things. I asked if she would like some paint and she mixed it in with the glue. 

I always have to sit on my hands (or put fingers on my lips 😂) to not make suggestions and influence their process into a recognisable ‘outcome’. It’s so tempting to turn things into a craft, but I have to remind myself that the process is just as, if not more, valuable as a pretty Pinterest pin!

Storm Doris hit pretty hard throughout the day and we decided to stay indoors as there were trees coming down and people being blown over! We did watch the effect of the wind from the window and talked about how strong winds are called gales. We had a fun game blowing ‘wind’ at each other, which K thought was hilarious too! 

Nana and Grandad dropped by in the afternoon and we caught up over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

I made a suggestion that the paper plates would make good port holes like we had seen at the Sealife centre. S created a underwater scene with fishes in hers. I gave her the general idea, but she drew this by herself. 

As I tidied up after tea the girls started an indoor imaginary puddle jumping game in their wellies! Then they swapped wellies (there is only one shoe size between them) and pretended to be each other. I love the little games they invent all by themselves!


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