Creative Corner--Precious Gems
Luca is an incredibly active, intelligent and inquisitive 4 year old. I don't know about you, but I find that it takes a lot of energy to keep him entertained in positive ways. I would love to start a weekly link-up of ideas for other families to share fun activities that they are doing at home! Wouldn't it be great to get a bunch of fun ideas all in one place every week?
Each Friday for the rest of this year, I'll be sharing a small activity that I've planned for our family, and then after the first of the year, I'd like to invite you to share your family-friendly activity ideas in the weekly link-up (it's super easy, and powered by In Linkz--more details as the time approaches).
For my premiere Creative Corner post, I want to share a very simple activity that has kept Luca busy on many occasions. I ordered 2 lbs of Brazilian Tumbled Polished Natural Stones on Amazon a couple of months ago that I thought we could use for a variety of projects. Before we glued them all somewhere or otherwise started using them up, I wanted Luca to have a chance to work on his sorting skills.
I pulled out a couple of divided trays and explained what to do, then let him go to town. He had a great time examining each stone and deciding which pile to add it to, according to its attributes. When he was done sorting, we counted them up and made a bar graph, while talking about the different varieties we had received in our assorted bag.
He had a great time doing this activity the first time around, and has enjoyed it several more times. If you have a great rock bed as part of your landscaping or live near an area brimming with interesting stones, you could do this project for free of course!
I hope you'll consider participating in my Creative Corner link-up in the coming weeks! It's going to be fun!