Sometimes during the warmer days I will think to myself, "What are we ever going to do when it isn't so pleasant to be outside..."
But, little by little the inside calls us and we work on more focused activity. Often it is handwork of one kind or another.
Emmy is in a painting phase and no matter that I try to offer her the watercolor variety, she inevitably chooses the acrylics.
Mike made some cubes for a new product and Abraham immediately related them to Minecraft and painted them accordingly.
This morning Emmy asked for purple play dough.
I make this kind using the stove top method and it keeps in an airtight container for many weeks.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 T. oil
1/2 cup salt
3 t. cream of tarter
I combine all of the ingredients on a saucepan over medium heat and stir regularly until thickens.
(Oh my word, as I am typing this I realized I forgot the salt this morning... it still came out well but I am sure it won't keep for very long.)
I have also been downloading episodes of Popular Mechanics for Kids from youtube while I am at the library to watch with the children at home. Abe, Sarah and Abby enjoy them.
Reading aloud has become more frequent. I just started the original Winnie the Pooh chapter book with Abe and Emmy and since this is probably my 10th time reading it or so, the familiarity is fun!
What have you been doing inside?