Sunday, May 14, 2017

Creative Table - Week 8 {while Mom is away}

We started our "Creative Table" a few months ago, and it has been such a great way for me to get back into a routine with my kids, providing them with stimulating and intentional activities. The kids are loving it, and so am I.

I would love to continue our creative table, but need to take some time off for Sweet E's arrival, and during those first few crazy weeks. So I have set up these Activity Drawers to hold my big kids over until we resume our projects!

The Activity Drawers are basically a collection of "invitations" similar to our creative table, except that they are more accessible for independent play. I have these set up at their homework station/art corner.

Here is what is inside them:

Drawer 1 - Scissors and Punches!

I grabbed a large stack of scrap paper, and provided assorted "fancy" scissors and punches. I know Little M&M will enjoy this, and I have a feeling Honey Pot will take to those fancy scissors too!

Drawer 2 - Fingerprint Art

We loved this activity on our creative table several weeks ago. So in this drawer I provided the kids with our inspiration book, ink pads and blank paper, as well as four drawing prompts I created for them!

Drawer 3 - Playdoh

Playdoh is always a hit. We usually make our own, but I wanted an assortment of colors readily available for the kids in our busy household! To help engage them, I've also provided assorted tools, spring cutters, and (new to our playdoh collection) extruders!


Drawer 4 - Bean Bin + Alphabet Match

I put this together very easily. Hidden within the drawer of beans are all 26 uppercase letters (paper cutouts) and the kids need only to find them, and match them to their lowercase counterpart.

So there they are! Super simple to put together, and I think they'll be just the perfect thing for us as we transition from a family with two kids, to a family of three kids! See you soon!

1 comment:

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