Well I just sent 30+ little boys home with their own catapults and hard candy “ammunition”….
I’m thinking ahead to Thanksgiving week and the inevitable question that many parents ask themselves right before the holiday, “What can I do with the kids when they’re off of school?” Thanksgiving itself it pretty easy, there are a ton of great ways that kids can help with cooking, but what about Friday? And that pesky half-day, Wednesday? Enter ParentingChaos.com, a great page chock full of recipes, crafts, and ideas for fun and interesting activities, like making textured paintbrushes.
All you need to do is find some differently textured materials like a bit of sponge, some wadded up plastic wrap, a bunch of leaves from outside, or yarn. Then clip them together with clothespins and Presto! Paintbrushes that let kids explore texture and patterns through a variety of materials.