I have been trying to do a creative experience everyday with my kids for a while now. Simple, open ended explorations that are process focused. Our house if full of wild action, so having a sensory activity ready to go can shift the mood, calm the kiddos and give me a moment to breath.
This year I am trying to brainstorm activities around themes. The themes aren’t lessons or things I am hoping the kiddos will take from the projects. This month we are starting with snow and ice, but I am not suggesting to them that we are making or doing something about snow and ice particularly. The themes are 100% for me. They challenge me to think out of the box, inspiring me to set out different material and try out new processes with them.
So here we go! Two weeks of creating inspired by snow and ice (despite having no sign of snow this winter in NYC)!