Thursday, October 05, 2006

Collage Ala (play-)Mode

so playgroup was tuesday at my house - it was the first one we've had. and, all in all, it was just fine and dandy. of course there were moments of pushing, pulling, stealing toys, etc. - but what do you expect from four 2-year olds? but it's just fun to watch these kids and see how different they are. miles (2 1/2) was pretty quiet and did his own thing. luke (2) just wanted to get out in the muddy rain and visit our dog wilson. claire (2) was just cute, sweet, and nice. and sydney is the "boss" out of the group - she's the oldest (turns 3 in jan.) and i think she knows it! she's really adorable.

so for our little craft, i found an idea on familyfun.com. it was to make collages using contact paper and feathers, fuzzy balls, etc. so i set up the 4 pieces of contact paper on our kitchen wall and let the artists go to work. here they are:

so luke wasn't really interested in doing it at all. i gave each of the kids a little baggy full of feathers and such and he just threw his on the paper and was done with it. and he's the kid who has an artist for his mama! :)

this is claire hard at work. she enjoyed doing it and basically only used the feathers in her bag.

here is sydney showing off her beautiful artwork. a great collage i think!

and last but not least is miles. i found his truly interesting! and not just because i'm his mom. cuz really i thought sydney had the greatest collage! but miles', as you can see, was quite different from the rest. i showed ben and his comment was, "i wish i was more like that"! perhaps miles takes after his 2 grandpas and their need for perfection?! but it's not like he's this way with other things - like his room for example! anyways, it was interesting and i still don't know what to make of it. . .

so playgroup was pretty fun. and what did i learn from the kiddos at playgroup? that adults should be as forgiving to each other as 2 year-olds are. one minute they are pushing, the next they are giving hugs all around. :) too cute.


rebecca said...

Emily! Looks like a fun day! So you need to email me - I am starting a "preschool" for 3 year olds at my house starting next week (yeah!) and I'd love some suggestions. Are you doing it with kids from your ward? What are some good websites you've found? Thanks!

Niederfam said...

CUTE!!! And I'm impressed with Miles' precision.....:) Accuracy, and perfection eh??? I'll have to check out the websites, were trying to spearhead another playgroup here. Keep em coming!