Monday, March 15, 2010

Irish Crafts
We have kicked off our Ireland study and St Patrick’s Day celebration this weekend when Smarty was rested in a crafty mood. I preselected a few crafts that I thought might interest her and printed them out together, so she can see them first. They mostly came from DTLK and Kaboose sites, but I am sure Christy from Superheroes and Princesses will recognize her suncatcher as well. I found that if I want to do any structured art with Smarty, it always helps her to see the completed craft to decide whether she wants to attempt it or not. Her first choice was the rings, and I will highlight them, since I didn’t see them in blogosphere yet. They are really simple to do (see instructions here), and they have a great play value Mar12_Rings that lasts beyond the crafting time. I will shamelessly keep the rest of the crafts we did, so I can post about them later in the week :) It also amused me how she could play the entire “catch the leprechaun” game completely without props. She pretended to find a leprechaun in the corner of her room, then stood on a chair to retrieve an imaginary pot of gold from the top of the rainbow and placed imaginary coins on her bed while talking excitedly all the time. It’s so fascinating to see her imagination unfold like that and to be part of her own magical world of childhood.


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Another great smile from Anna! Sounds like leprechauns are a hit.

Ticia said...

I love when my kids play like that too. It cracks me up to listen to them. Of course if I leave them alone with any one toy for any length of time they create it's own little world.
I can't wait to see what else you did.

Debbie said...

She looks so cute in this picture! I love her smile!

How does she like her big girl bed?

Christy said...

Very cute picture.

Thanks for the link!

Reagan would love to make those rings.