More Tot Texture Painting

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~Eliana is 37 months~

Can I tell you how much I love this girl?

She is already tucked in bed as I write this and it makes me miss her.

Have I mentioned that she loves to paint?

She does.

And if that is all we did this week. . .

I'd be okay with that.

And I think she would too.

This project was inspired from a book I love: Tumbling Over the Edge: A Rant For Children's Play. I took nylon knee-highs and filled them with rice and lentils/split peas, etc. for texture, tied them in a knot and gave them to her with her choice of paint colors.

I was surprised that she chose yellow. She used to not like yellow - only pink and purple. She likes red now, because it is close to pink. She is also starting to like blue because it is close to purple. But this is the first time she has requested yellow. I remember last summer trying to get her to do some dandelion painting with yellow paint and all she wanted was purple. It is fun to see how her preferences are changing.

This week, I read two chapters from Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, to Elli and Mali. It is such a charming story and I adore it. The chapters are printed in a series of individual books with lots of illustrations to keep little one's attention.

Elli and Mali were sick this week. I think they had a mild case of 5th's Disease. Mali had the classic slapped cheek look, rash, and flu-like symptoms. Elli just had a sore throat and slightly pink cheeks. I kept them home from swimming this week and they are feeling better now. The little ones are the only one that got it as the older boys have already had it at one time or another.

I did do an impromptu "science" project with Mali that I hope to write about soon. It is another activity inspired from Tumbling Over the Edge. (I love that book!)

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  1. I love the texture painting idea! I hope you don't mind, but I would love to use this idea with my home daycare! Please email at aandsrempel at yahoo dot ca to let me know if you give permission. I love your blog:)
    Shirley @ A Mom After God's Own Heart

  2. You are most welcome to! I share to inspire and encourage others to be creative and have fun with their little ones ~ I hope they love it! And thank you! =)