We have always used the Waldorf guiding principle of rhythm in raising the littles. Enough cannot be said about rhythm and its benefits. It makes our children feel more secure as they always know what to expect, and it makes our home run smoothly. I've blogged about our rhythm before but have been working on it lately as a few things have changed. I'm pretty happy with our new routine, and Short Pants gets soooo excited every morning when he can announce, "Yay! Today is art day!" or playgroup day, baking day, etc. I had bookmarked a post by the wonderful (but now deleted) blog Childhood Magic in which the author wrote about this topic and posted a picture of a pretty rainbow-colored rhythm. So, of course, I had to go with a rainbow!
This is posted near our calender and weather chart, which we check every morning. (actually, I'm in the midst of redesigning our calender, so I'll have to show you that soon too!). For today I thought I'd share some photos from our art day last week.
We decided to explore tempera paint by using unusual objects such as feathers and clothespins for paintbrushs:
As both the boys adore painting, it was no surprise that they loved this:
Pita Pocket worked for a short time and then wandered off to play, but Short Pants kept at it for almost an hour. He mixed up some brown and green paint and decided to create a "big woods"
Later this week I'll be sharing some photos from a special project we did on handwork day. I'm not sure if I'll be able to share any photos from baking day! We made cookies last week and I needed an extra arm just to keep Pita Pocket from making mischief. ;)