I thought I would post a few photos of what we've been up to lately in the daycare room and out and about.
I spotted these lovely book ends a week or so ago that matched our red kitchen perfectly! They were only $12 from winners so I just couldn't pass them up! About a month or so ago I tried out a Pinterest idea and melted some crayons to stretched canvas, I love it! I have yet to frame it or even bother looking for a frame.. for now it looks pretty good as is I think!
I'm not a clean freak by any means but I wasn't regularly letting the kids get messy inside and this was the day I decided that I should be! They're kids, let them get messy and explore! We started off by using apples and potatoes as stamps in the paint and I think it was a whole 3 minutes until little E started painting her hands and rubbing them on the paper :) They had a blast!
I don't remember if I originally saw these ideas on Pinterest or on a blog.. or both perhaps ? I finally got my stuff together and made the kids a bean bin! I'm thinking of changing the objects in the bean bin monthly perhaps according to the season or upcoming holidays.. either way, the kids love to pour, scoop, arrange, and bury with the beans. I also decided to try something a bit different with playdough. Toys are fun and all but why can't glass beads and straws be fun too!? It was really neat to see what the kids did with no instruction at all from me. They amaze me every day with their little minds :)