Some watercolors from Art Academy a program sponsored by the Greater Pottstown Foundation.
If your child would like to explore painting Let's Paint class for ages 7-12 starts on Saturday.
#watercolor #painting #creativekids
Inspired by his new book #unofficialminecraftlifehackslabforkids by @thecommonpeople , my boy and I spent some time "noodling" his ideas for a computer game.
Then he devised a voting system to choose who the big baddie should be and the whole family participated in that. There was an initial vote with all options, then those with no votes were eliminated, followed by a bit of deliberative democracy to reach a consensus for final decision (with my professional hat on, I'm pretty impressed with that process.) Then he created a map and we all played the game as a board game. (He was very patient with us all as the rules were quite complex)
Best thing about this was how happy R was to be able to share his ideas, be listened to and really have me engage in a subject he was passionate about. I loved it too.
With working full time, keeping on top of all the required adulting tasks and often rushing around to various clubs and activities, there can be little time left to be creative together, properly connect with the kids on their wavelength and follow their lead. I find it can be a challenge to build in 1:1 time with each of the kids separately but it's always worth it.
I needed this and will be sacking off all sorts of clubs and engagements in future to clear some space for more of this sort of thing.
Interestingly R will not "noodle" or sketch on paper in case it's no good and then a waste of paper. Luckily we have 3 big whiteboards but may need a couple more!
Also... I thought I was being cool and casually used the term "OP" and R visibly cringed and said "You know you don't have to use gamer words Mummy" 🙈😂😂😂😂 #warhammer40keatyourheartout #creativeprocess #autisticcreativity #deliberativedemocracyrulesok #creativekids
Let's build Belfast out of cardboard boxes and a range of other exciting materials. What would you add to make the city better, what might you take away Help create a 3D map of this city during this interactive workshop with @threadandinkbelfast for children 7 - 12 years in Unique Art Shop in Ulster University.
Two duplo tasks set up on the MuTable ready for this afternoon.
1. Existing jungle animals to put back together 🐘 🐼 🦁 🐵
2. New pets to match to their (coloured) treats 🦴 🐠 🥚
Color Love is a weekly deep-dive into the incredible, awe-inspiring world of color! This class is an amazing adventure of visual and sensory exploration for our MinniExplorers, ages 3–6. Spots are still available so grab a seat on Thursdays at 4pm.
Rocks, water, grass...then he found some bottles, rollers, a hook and string..these are all he needs to have some down time of his own. He went fishing after asking us to tie the hook with the string, and set up a BBQ pit for the fish.
Lovely afternoon 🥰 before his usual taekwondo class.