This afternoon we have been enjoying this:
Coloring!! On paper!! Yep, there is nothing fancy about this post.
But I wanted to share an observation as we tried a bit of homeschool narration by coloring this afternoon. The kids were drawing anything they found interesting/could remember about the story I read at lunchtime. We are currently meandering our way through the story of Moses.
I rolled out a large strip of easel paper over our table and we gathered around with felt tips and crayons. It was low budget, low tech, easy on the clear up, but we had a good time.
OK, it is just plain old paper, not an all-singing, all-dancing kind of homeschool activity. But for the kids, it really helped the creativity to flow. Maybe because it is
- paper in a different shape – it is like a scroll
- paper in a different environment – you can roll over the floor (ours is laminate, wipable and not precious). You could tape it to the wall and stand up to colour. I might try that tomorrow if this rain continues.
- paper for sharing – this drew everyone in at a tired time of day
- paper on different scale – it is BIG
For more ideas on narration with little kids, check out this post at royallittlelambs.com. I’m definitely going to try the puppet show idea!
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