Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday Art Day

I started something new with Brook this week. We are going to have special Brook activities while Ellie takes her nap every afternoon. I assigned  categories to each day. This is what I came up with: Sunday is Journal day. Monday is PBS kids day, Tuesday is Art day, Wednesday is Baking day, Thursday is TV/Video day, Friday is Social day, and Saturday is Family day. I'm hoping this will help with the begging to play PBS kids or watch a show everyday (even though we never do, it for some reason doesn't keep them from asking about it about a thousand times a day....). Instead I'll just say "Sorry, it's not PBS kids day," and then redirect to the activity we'll be doing. I'm also excited for the one on one time I can spend with Brook by doing it and the skills she can learn. So we'll see how it goes!

Yesterday we made a Halloween craft project:
It turned out even more fun than I pictured it would! We just used what I had on hand. Brook painted the frame and picked out the picture, then arranged the googly eyes on the frame. I hot glued them down, printed and cut the picture out, and voila! I was really happy with it and Brook couldn't wait to show Dad. Ellie loved it so much she ripped eyes off it three times....
nothing a little hot glue couldn't fix :)

Anyway, during this process, Brook and I scoured the web for ideas for baking and art days for the next two months and printed out a calendar off excel to help remind us. Still don't know where I'm going to hang it, but we're both excited to have some more structure in our lives!

2 comments:

Jo said...

That turned out so cute!! Can't wait to make mine, and maybe I'll have Kai help me with it!

Jenna said...

uh . . . can we move art day to like thursday or friday? I want to be a part of this . . .