I've been looking for ages for some good old butcher's paper roll ...needless to say it was impossible to find..really now...who uses butcher's paper nowadays? well, that, and contact paper as well...I've got these awesome craft ideas using contact paper and it seems they'll be put on hold for who knows how long...at least the butcher's paper problem was solved about 2 months ago: one sunny day, while we were strolling around IKEA (yes, we sometimes do that;it's so big that, by the time we're done with it, we feel as if we'd been hiking all day) , at the kids' department, there it was, my magic butcher's paper roll, waiting for me to take it home.And , of course I took it and kept it in my kitchen until now, not daring to use it for fear I might waste it.
So, first activity, body tracing...to be honest I was a bit worried that my kids wouldn't lie still and wait patiently to be traced, but I was wrong...not only they loved it, but the little one started tracing himself...that was hilarious!. Watching the cut outs, the real size and shape of "themselves", they were observing them with plain interest. A good opportunity to review the body parts with the toddler, while the oldest one was amazed how tall he was..."Is this me?See mommy? I've grown! I'm very tall now!"
I also decided to stick them on the wall, holding hands, so they could visualise what brotherhood actually means: togetherness, closeness, love and friendship. I hope they'll keep the love they have for each other in the years to come,as there is no stronger bond than the bond of brotherhood,and, as someone said:"sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero".
|next step is coloring all over:)|