This summer a couple of Birdy's friends have come to stay while their mom is at work. Before they first day we all sat down and made a list of what they wanted to do this summer. They had great suggestions and by the end of the conversation we had a line up of themed days marked on a calendar. Some of themed days they came up with are, "Bad Hair Day" and "Bubble Day."
So today I will bring you the first of many themed days here at Camp Sense of Wonder.
It was 109 degrees outside on painting day, but the children were excited and undeterred. I set up a shade tent to try to keep the sun off us and gave the girls lots of different materials to paint with.
They painted with their feet...
They painted standing up, and they painted sitting down...
They used a big tub of soapy water to clean themselves and their brushes. At first they all set to work painting houses and suns and trees, but then they began to explore their materials and looking for new ways to use them. Soon they were painting their bodies, their drop cloth, and anything else they could get their hands on!
This was a simple activity. There was not a lot of planning involved. I didn't have to think outside of the box for amazing new things to try. Instead, I just let the children do the creative thinking, and they loved it.